A common answer we get, or we give, when asked something today is “Whatever” or “I don’t care!”
That’s exactly the problem. That’s what’s called indifference. And we have become a society that is so self-focused, that we are indifferent to the needs of others. Have a look at some of these statistics:
- Around 30 000 people starve to death every day
- 3400 people are sold or kidnapped and forced into slavery every day
- 1200 people are murdered every day
Our natural answer to this is “That’s very sad but what can I do about that?” That’s not really an answer, that’s a cop out. That simply means that we are not willing to step out of our comfort zones and to sacrifice our privileged living, to help someone else. If we can’t physically get to help those people, there are more than enough organisations who are on the ground, in these places, willing to do the dirty work. All they need is some financial help.
It’s far too easy just to say that we feel sorry about the things that are happening in the world. If we really felt sorry about these atrocities, then we would take action. Because the only way that things change, is when we do something to change them.