Actions prove who we are, words prove who we want to be!
The problem with society today, is that we are more concerned about “the lights” and “the cameras” than about what really matters… the action. We love to have the spotlight on us so that we can be noticed. We love to have the camera on us so that we can be seen. But we so often fail to do what needs to be done to make a difference in the lives of others.
It’s easy to be considered a hero when doing something good in the limelight. But that doesn’t make one a hero, because it’s done with a selfish motive. And we have become selfish in that way. We only want to do things for others when we get recognition for it. Why is it so difficult for us to do good deeds, simply because we put other people’s needs before our own desire to be noticed? Why can’t we just do something for someone else even when we know that they can’t do anything for us?
For things to improve in the world, we need less camera’s and lights… and we need far more action. We need fewer word-filled theories, and more selfless deeds. We simply need to start thinking less about our own status and more about the plight of others. If someone’s hungry, feed them. It’s about filling their stomachs, not about projecting a good-guy image of ourselves. If someone is thirsty, give them a drink. If someone has a need, help them. Stop talking and theorizing… simply help them.
Let’s stop sitting on the sideline and criticizing those who are actually getting their hands dirty. Let’s get into the arena.
It is not the critic who counts; not the person who points out how others stumble, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the one who is actually in the arena, whose face is covered with dust and sweat and blood. The credit belongs to those who strive to do good deeds without looking for recognition. The credit belongs to those who devote themselves to a worthy cause; who at the best know in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if they fail, at least fail while daring greatly, so that their place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who did nothing at all, or if they did, simply did it for their own glory.
Let’s focus more on the deeds and less on the lights and cameras. Have a great day!