Pearls of Wisdom
You are “they”
Have you ever heard someone say – “They should do something about that…” But who is “they?”
Depending on the context, we might mean “the Government”. The Government should fix this or that… The Government should do something…
The same might be said in a work context. The management should deal with that… Why don’t the management do something about that…
Often when we say “they should” do this or that, we just mean someone else. The longer I stay on the Earth, the more I realise that we are the “they.”
If we recognise that a change is required in some area of life or society, then our first response ought to be “what can I do about that?” Large scale societal problems of course will need more than an individual response, but there are always steps we can take.
Let’s say, for example, you want to do something about homelessness in your area. It might be extremely difficult for you to eradicate this problem single-handedly. You could help a small number of individuals, but you could also raise funds for a local charity. You could campaign at a local or national level or seek support from local businesses or churches.
My point is that you may not be able to solve the entire problem, but you may be able to take steps to improve the situation even in small ways. We all have a responsibility and must not always assume it is for someone else to deal with.
If “they” need to do something about it, then let each of us remember that we are the “they.”