I feel, at least at times, I have a personal, moral duty to act. Act against the oppression, the atrocities, the hunger, the war, and so forth and so on. I cannot speak for others, but I know I am not alone. Thinking is not sufficient, although ideas can change the world, they must be put into action. This is where many great ideas fail to succeed. Ideas must also reach the right individuals, for what good is a life changing idea to a purely apathetic, disinterested person?
I hold the belief that the general public needs a rise in consciousness of the what is really happening in the world around them. The world is not all that big anymore, according to Friedman it is “flat.” At any rate, with modern technology we, individual persons, may communicate with each other in real time virtually across the world, 24/7/365. That is amazing. Much good can and ought to be done with this capability. I am not denouncing face to face interaction, which is far more powerful, however, in order to bring people together in mass, to get the Word out of Truth, the internet is optimal. We no longer need to rely on word of mouth per say, but rather we can utilize blogs, social media and other websites to promote knowledge of Truth for those so inclined – which SHOULD be everybody here on Earth.
Nevertheless, I sometimes seem to be complacent when all I really end up doing is writing some words on a blog that not many people frequent, or even know about for that matter, so at the end of the day, what AM I really doing, or further yet, accomplishing?
All I can really hope is that I am planting some seeds to grow, and perhaps this is all I can do for now. I mean, of course I could potentially drop school and become a full time activist, but I am wary of doing so, even for such basic, practical reasons as to how in the world would I be able to just feed and clothe myself?
Then again, why not? What do I have to lose that I have not lost already?
Any thoughts or comments would be appreciated!