If we want to make a difference in this society and if we really care, then we shouldn’t speak up only when we have nothing better to do. Don’t wait until you “ find the time for it.” If you really care, you will find the time to fight for what you know is right and not just if a policy directly affects you.
There is such a human trait as compassion…kindness…a desire to help. When you look at a kid who is hungry, for you it is your child. Not somebody’s poor kid. You don’t think “my kids are fine” and go about doing your “important” things.
If you really care, if you feel strongly about any issue like guns or student loans or hunger or poverty you need to speak up. You don’t look for an excuse as why you are not doing it. No. You do it, you let your voice be heard because you feel that you have to. You want to scream. You want to fight. Because you have to. You fight against greed and hatred and stupidity. You fight because indifference, violence and bigotry goes against the very fabric of your being. You raise your voice because that is who you are. It is like water and air. You feel poisoned seeing all the injustice in our country, in the world.
People who act because they cannot be quiet do not need “motivation”. People who speak up against injustice,
against stupidity and racism feel hurt when somebody else is hurting. They don’t do it for a reward or for recognition.
So silent majority, please be honest with yourselves and admit that you don’t really care…as long as it does not affect you directly. Don’t look for a “good” excuse to quiet your conscience. Just look at yourself in the mirror while nobody is watching and admit to your image that you don’t really care enough. And by doing so you, at last, will be honest.