IT'S TIME TO DO THE RIGHT THING.
We all get diverted from reality every now and then -- some more than others. But it's not our fault that our lives have become a merry-go-round of work-eat-sleep-play a little, work-eat-sleep-shop, work-eat-sleep-worry a little, etc... We're so consumed with surviving and trying to find a few moments to feel like a human being, that we lose touch with what's going on around us.
In our moments of clarity, we know that the one percenters are screwing us over. We know the politicians are doing the bidding of their corporate puppet-masters. We know that the fossil fuel industry is threatening our future existence on this planet; and we know that there are too many wars, there is too much hatred, and not enough compassion. And without a doubt, the "cost of living" is way too high for the wages most people earn. We know about all of those things and many more injustices here and around the world. But we're busy, we're tired, and sometimes we just want to escape from all of the madness and just have a few drinks with some friends, get lost in our apps, or just pretend the outside world doesn't exist.
There's nothing wrong with that. It's not our fault that we have to work most of our waking hours to pay our bills. It's not our fault that we don't have universal (free) health care. It's not our fault that politicians break their promises with smiles and well-crafted emotional speeches that fool us into believing that they will change things. It's also not our fault that the fossil fuel industry is polluting the air, water and land. And it's not our fault that the Wall Street-ers spend billions to change the laws in their favor. None of these things are our fault.
But that was yesterday...
If we're going to salvage all that is good about this civilization we have, we need to find the time to start making a difference today.
It can start with a tweet or a re-tweet, a conversation with a friend or a stranger where you let them know the truth behind the lies. It means giving some time, a signature, or even just a dollar to a worthy cause. If a million people gave a dollar to support something, or signed a petition, that's a million dollars or a million signatures that can't be ignored.
I've decided to start divesting myself from everything that is negative in this world. I'm starting today; and I hope you join me, and the millions of others who are already bravely standing up for what's right, what is good, and what is necessary.
As Victor Laslo said in Casablanca, "Welcome back to the fight. This time I know our side will win. " #divest #standup #dotherightthing