Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Talk Talk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuTYOB53xE0

I have never in my life been so infuriated and confused. I've spent a lifetime wrestling with choices and rights and wrongs. I have never proclaimed to be a perfect person. I firmly believe that actions speak louder than words. Anyone can tell you what is right. Doing it is another thing.

I have been disappointed over and over again by people, who by their inability to see anything from someone else's point of view, either stand by the side of the road in inaction or fight to protect themselves at the expense of others. I've heard people call those less fortunate "lazy." At this point in my life, I believe that privilege is a blinding force. It makes us feel better than others, as if we got where we were going solely through our own merits. I am a child of privilege. I fight every day against its blinding forces.

I'm most sick of the righteous talk. Many offer plans. Few are willing to put in the work to make it feasible. Too much is broken. Too few are willing. I'm looking for people to put some skin in the game. Then come back and talk to me. Stop polishing your crowns, people. Lay them down and get in the game. The team here on earth needs you.

3 comments:

Flannery Alden said...

Spoken like a true educator.

I feel your pain, TenD.

Tenacious S said...

I got told this week that charity absolutely could fix the healthcare system. I can't even get one of these idiots to volunteer two hours a week. I've just had it.

echo said...

I have volunteered to fix the earth and all its problems... for the one time, small fee of 6 quadrillion dollars. Don't say I didn't offer!

Much love,
Echo