There are too many dangerously disturbing things that are occurring around us and yet we have decided to remain apathetic. Many reasons why we decide to act like that. it does not affect us. It is someone else's problem. They are the minority and therefore they can be sacrificed.
My experience and observation in life has taught me that if you are apathetic to injustice done to others, it will visit you and your family one day.
It will destroy society in the long run.
Remember, remaining apathetic and indifferent is a decision NOT to act.
A friend of mine sent me this email which I would like to share with the Raperas.
Insight into Decision Making - Good One
"A group of children were playing near two railway tracks.
Only one child played on the disused track and the rest are playing on the operational track.
The train is coming and you are just beside the track interchange.
You can make the train change its course to the disused track and save most
of the kids.
However that would also mean the lone child playing by the disused track
would be sacrificed or would you rather let the train go its way?
Let's take a pause to think what kind of decision we could make.......
Most people might choose to divert the course of the train and sacrifice
only one child.
You might think the same way I guess.
To save most of the children at the expense of only one child was a rational decision but most people would make the decision morally and emotionally.
But have you ever thought that the child choosing to play on the disused
track had in fact made the right decision to play at a safe place?
Nevertheless, he had to be sacrificed because of his ignorant friends who
chose to play where the danger was.
This kind of dilemma happens around us everyday.
In the office, community, in politics and especially in a democratic society,
the minority is often sacrificed for the interest of the majority
no matter how foolish or ignorant the majority are and how farsighted and knowledgeable the minority are. The child who chose not to play with the
rest on the operational track was sidelined.
And in the case he was sacrificed no one would shed a tear for him.
The great critic Leo Velski Julian who told the story said he would not try
to change the course of the train because he believed that the kids playing on the operational track should have known very well that track was still
in use and that they should have run away if they heard the train's sirens..
If the train was diverted that lonely child would definitely die because he never thought the train could come over to that track! Moreover that track was not in use probably because it was not safe.
If the train was diverted to the track we could put the lives of all passengers on board at stake!
And in your attempt to save a few kids by sacrificing one child you might end up sacrificing hundreds of people to save these few kids.
While we are all aware that life is full of tough decisions that need to be made
we may not realize that hasty decisions may not always be the right one.
'Remember that what's right isn't always popular... and what's popular isn't always right.'
Everybody makes mistakes, that's why they put erasers on pencils".