Proof of how people pull together in a crisis happens all around us nearly every week. When a madman killed 49 people in an Orlando club, the entire community pulled together. We all remember Boston after the marathon bombing. Strangers came to the rescue of the injured. It happens in war, too. Soldiers faced daily with death rely on each other as they never had in civilian life.
Why then, can’t we find that kind of reliance on each other in everyday life?
The answer may be that we are too comfortable. Nothing in the physical sense is threatening us in an average day.
Maybe what the world needs is a great tragedy to bring us all together. Sad, isn’t it, that the only way we give of ourselves is in an emergency; one that requires us to be reliable so that we can rely on others for our own protection.
There are people out there who could benefit from what we know and what we can do that they do not have the skills, knowledge or resources to do for themselves.
I’d like to see a world-wide outreach movement; people doing good, helping others just because it’s the right thing to do, not just for self-preservation.
And let’s do it before the pandemic, the terrorist attack, the famine, the economic collapse. If you understand that you will have to do it then, you need to understand that you have to do it now.
Steve Liddick, Author of “All That Time.”