The first step on the road either to success or defeat is trying. If you are unwilling to get in the game you certainly will not lose – but you also deny yourself the possibility of winning. Is that why we are a nation of spectators – whether it be sports, the environment or politics?
Our insecurity at the thought of losing overwhelms our sense of adventure and potential for accomplishment. We’ll let the “other guy” do it – and live by the consequences of his efforts – grousing about the results if we don’t like them.
Apathy is defined as “a state lacking emotion or interest.” We have another word for it. That word is “zombie.”
One of my favorite modern musical artists is Judy Small, an Australian native. She is a prolific songwriter and performer and has composed meaningful songs that cover a wide gamut of social issues. This is her take on “apathy.”
“You can only make a difference if you try to make a difference.”
Here’s hoping that you enjoyed the song, put down your remote and found a good reason to go out and change the world. After all, it’s your world to make better.