You see it everywhere - a CRISIS:
- Health care crisis: “The best thing people can do for me is to write their Congressmen about the health care crisis,” White concluded. “Insurance is too expensive for even working families to afford. Baby boomers alone could change the laws if all of them would use their voice.”
- Global warming crisis: "This climate crisis is so interwoven with habits and patterns that are so entrenched, the elected officials in both parties are going to be timid about enacting the bold changes ..." (Sorry about the ad you have to look at before reading the article.)
- Obesity crisis: "How bad is the obesity crisis in the United States these days? Well it is approaching critical ..."
The crises pile up to no end. They form a giant heap of fear driving us to take action. In most cases, the suggested solution is to enact government controls:
- Health care crisis = Socialized health care system
- Global warming crisis = Legislate all consumption and mobility
- Obesity crisis = Legislate food production and consumption
What I want to know is this: Why are the solutions to all our crises about legislating OTHER people to change? Why are they not about looking at what you, the XYZ crisis activist do to CAUSE your alleged crisis to begin with? And what YOU should do to fix it?
If everyone would look inward and take responsibility, instead of blame others, there would be fewer crises...
...and don't get me started on the legitimate definition of crisis.
On good days, I take a walk. Each time this happens, I have a thought. This is Nicole Sauce's Thought of the Walk.