Making a Difference

The easiest thing in the world is to turn the other cheek. While this advice is given as a way to help people to learn how to turn their back on those who are making trouble for them, it is all too often used to escape from something which is causing problems for someone else. Think about all of the times when you have heard someone cry out in the night and you did nothing. Why didn't you? What are you afraid of? This is a question easily asked of others, but is hard to ask of yourself.

Take some time to think about life in the big city. There are so many people all living together. People who are living happy lives without a care in the world. People living in abject poverty wishing for the welcome closure of death. People with severe mental disorders which allows them to feel nothing when they take a life or cause pain worse than anyone can imagine.

Then there is you. You go about your life without thinking about these other people. You think about what is important in your life and in the lives of those you know. You concern yourself with making sure that everything in your world is right and block out what else is going on. After all, it is a big city and someone else will take care of the little things, right?

The problem is that when you are in trouble and you are screaming in terror, this is exactly the mindset someone else will have when they hear you. They believe you are going to get help from someone else. Because everyone seems to have the same mentality, no one calls the police. No one hears anything. No one sees anything. No one wants to get involved. This leads to killers which get off scot free. It also leads to wives and children who are victimized to the point of needing years of therapy to recover to a normal state of mind.

Can you live in a world where everyone is like this? Can you allow yourself to keep turning the other cheek? Now is your time to shine. Now is your time to rise above the excuses. You can make a difference in the world simply by paying attention and taking action. You can remain anonymous while still helping to stop those who are up to no good. The more you do this, the more you let others know it is okay. This will help you to be able to get the help you need should you be in trouble. Keep this in mind the next time you hear something which does not sound right. Make a difference.