Einstein said, “The world is a dangerous place not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing”.
Elvis Presley’s Ghetto song said, “Are we too blind to see – do we simply turn our heads and look the other way, as the world turns”.
What were they on about back in those days and how relevant is that to our world today?
Could it be possible that our world is a dangerous place today because the majority of people will just look on and do nothing?
Why do we look on and do nothing?
Why are we so blind to see what is going on?
Why do we simply turn our heads and look the other way?
Why do we sit on the fence waiting for others to do something?
Why are we afraid of doing what is needed?
Why do we accept the status quo when we know it is wrong?
Why is it that we can’t be bothered to take action unless it affects us personally?
Why do we think it is OK to let the world continue in this way when we feel it is not right?
Why do we think it is OK to Do Nothing?
Why is it so scary to Do Something?
We ALL know that alcohol is behind almost every case of domestic violence but we do nothing and so our voice is not heard and nothing changes. Is it any wonder that this crime is escalating?
We ALL know that marijuana is NOT a recreational drug and yet so many are addicted to this and doing ‘normal jobs’ out there. It is illegal and yet there are loads of people taking this harmfull substance everyday to get through life.
We ALL know that young kids and adults are taking drugs and the figures we get to read about are not the real truth – the seriousness of this and the long term effects are devastating to the family, community and society.
Did you know –
Why do we not question why the sugar industry are paying for research into obesity?
BBC News in Feb 2015 stated that Mars and Coca Cola are funding research. (2)
Could it be possible that the results maybe biased?
Would it not be in the public’s best interest to have an independent body paid by the government to do this type of research because obesity has become a global problem, which is getting out of control?
Why is it not front-page news headlines that illness and disease are rising and our health systems are going to go bankrupt if we do not find answers?
We need front-page news everyday so we get to be aware of what is really going on.
There are loads more but you get the picture.
What most of us do is that if it’s “out there” and doesn’t affect our private world, then we don’t really bother to take any interest.
Of course there are those who do go to extremes and campaign, rally, fight, sign petitions and march on the roads to government buildings and make their point.
But in truth has anything really changed with these activities?
Has strike action got the London Bus Drivers the equal pay they all deserve? No.
We rely on the politicians and the media who work together and tell us what we need to know and that’s about it. There are people making big decisions on behalf of the public and yet these decisions are not truly supporting our society.
When the odd whistleblower comes along they are swiftly stamped out and before you know it, it becomes yesterday’s news and we the general public have a tendency to forget things very quickly because it suits us.
Making a film or a documentary about this is great for public awareness, but if no action is taken by us, then nothing changes and we are part of the problem.
By looking on and doing nothing we are adding to the problem.
Why do we as Elvis says, “simply turn our heads and look the other way”?
Do we ALL have a responsibility to at least start to ask questions and not Accept what is going on around us and under our noses?
As the author of this blog I can say – YES I care but to campaign, run a marathon for a good cause, make a documentary or get into government is not my call. I simply do not have the resources, techniques or tools to make big changes, but what I do know is that I have a writing skill.
Things may not change overnight, but by saying I am aware this is going on and I want more people to be aware, then I use my personal skills, which in this case is writing and that means doing something about it. That is RESPONSIBILITY.
This website is a start of much more to come to bring awareness to humanity about what is going on in our world and present it in super simple language, so we all get it.
If we all start using our social media platforms to share this kind of stuff, then there is a chance for real change as the right people will get it. If enough of us start asking for real change then change will happen as that is inevitable.
Standing back and holding back and doing nothing, changes nothing.
We have the power together to make changes and it doesn’t have to be big stuff.
Using our skills and resources and asking for Truth consistently will bring change.
Not giving up, does and will make a difference.
(1) Ward, M. (2013, July 1). Web Porn: Just How Much is There? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23030090
(2) Gallagher, J. (2015, February 12). Row Over Sugar Firms’ Links to Scientists http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-31412551