Bombing at the Boston Marathon. Shootings in Connecticut, an Army base, high schools, theatres. A gunman taking fire fighters hostage. Spouses killing spouses and their kids. Families wiped out because of drunk drivers.
What is wrong with us?
Where have we gone wrong?
I know a lot of it is temper; I know a lot of it is to claim notoriety (it’s sick, but that’s it); I know some is because of bullying; I know a lot is just plain old stupidity.
Why aren’t we doing something?
Why am I not doing something?
Do I know someone who’s a little bit off? Maybe.
Do I know someone who’s suffering from mental illness and refuses to take his/her meds? Hmm, probably.
Do I know someone who’s drinking and driving? Yep.
And what do I do?
I go to work, I spend time with my kids, I log in to FB, I read, I check my email. What a waste of my good time.
We can’t all be advocates of every problem. We can’t all be supporters for cures of every mental disease or societal disease. We can’t pick up the binoculars and watch every neighbor.
But we can be aware, we can be vigilant.
And we should all have at least ONE crusade.
I know what mine is going to be.