If there is something wrong, those who have the ability to do something have a responsibility to do something.
I heard this quote a few weeks ago and immediately scribbled it down. I can’t remember who said it, where they said it or what context it was in, but WHAT they said hit a nerve for me.
Isn’t it true that we have a tendency to always point out what’s wrong? I’m such a critic! I suppose that I get some satisfaction from noting imperfections because it makes me feel better about my ill attempts at being perfect.
And isn’t it so much more our nature to talk about what’s wrong rather than do something about what’s wrong? As a culture, we have talk shows, media, water-cooler discussions, blogs, etc that give us an avenue to complain about the injustices we see, but what if we quit talking and just did something?
“If you have the ability to do something, you have the responsibility to do something.”
What do you see that’s “wrong”?
Maybe it’s poverty, clean water, politics, poor leadership, education, homelessness, an unruly child, you-fill-in-the-blank.
What is it for you?
What is wrong that you have the ability to make right? Take responsibility and do something!