Random thought of the evening…
Everywhere I look, I see people assuming instead of learning; I see people demanding instead of understanding; and, ultimately, I see people wanting instead of realizing.
When you break it down, the only thing everyone wants is the right to be comfortable: freedom from all things that negatively affect one’s own life. And that’s okay! You do have that right.
What’s not okay, however, is perpetuating the cycle of ignorance, entitlement and resentment that, quite frankly, we’re oblivious to inside our own homes and borders–“Out of sight, out of mind.” Is that it?
It’s been my experience that a majority of people tend to be more reactive instead of proactive. Reactive people, when faced with a situation, will either “assume,” “demand,” or “want” without any regard to consequences that come as a result. Proactive people, when faced with said situation, will “learn,” “understand” and “realize” what they’re doing before deciding what to do next.
If everyone, everywhere, made an effort to be more proactive instead of reactive I’m almost certain things would be better.
“We who are strong must be considerate of those who are sensitive about things like this. We must not just please ourselves.” -Romans 15:1 NLT