Duke Southard

Author, Educator, Lecturer

Doing nothing?

A statement in the previous post needs clarification. I said that sometimes doing the right thing is enough to make a difference. I believe that statement to be true but there is an obvious opposite to it. Not doing the right thing also is enough to make a difference. It seems to me that the only thing that cannot make a difference is inaction. Doing nothing is certain to produce no results.

It has been said in many different ways that the greatest sin of all is to do nothing when confronted with evil. Can anyone dispute this? Ignoring an obvious injustice is not going to make a difference. Hoping that someone else might take some action is not going to make a difference. Bringing about a change in the status quo is not going to happen if everyone involved in a situation remains on the sidelines as spectators.

Of course, since so many of my posts have dealt with the murder of Stacey Burns, I should mention that I do not see anything happening with that case unless some people get involved who have not been up to this point. This is equally important with people who have been involved but have given up hope of anything happening.

Doing nothing will result in nothing being done. That is guaranteed.

Duke

 

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