Most of us have heard the saying that goes like this:
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.”
But one may rightly wonder: if so-called “good” men (and women) do not do anything to resist or combat evil – are they truly “good”?!
Ignoring evil and apathy (or sloth) towards constructive action to combat evil are 2 very big reasons for the world today being in such a sorry (and apparently worsening) state. No, we cannot change people by ourselves. No person can change the world by him or herself. But, we can as individuals take action to try to make the world better. And, collectively, in the sense of the sum of our individual efforts, we can make a positive difference.
Perhaps the first step is to make a change within ourselves. To stop thinking the world was created solely for us and to start caring more about and for others. In other words, letting go of some of our narrow self centeredness or selfishness.
Just food for thought . . . and action.
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