originally posted by: pfishy
a reply to: eluryh22
Why are you so seemingly willing to assume that people are only capable of a limited set of 'causes'?
The short answer is.... Because there are only so many hours in the day.
The longer answer is that I believe that throughout all of our lives and our experiences (and nature/nurture and all that) people tend to gravitate
towards certain issues. There is nothing wrong with people using whatever time/money/energy they have left after making ends meet to focus on one (or
a few) issues that they care about. We have billions of people on this planet and almost as many "issues." If everyone were to make a contribution
to what they (specifically "they") care about, much can be done.
Note: I think that people do make a difference, little by little.
If I came up with a list of a hundred or more questions regarding "issues" I'm sure I could get almost
everyone to say "Yes."
1) Should we do more for the homeless? YES
2) Should we do more for the unemployed that are desperately looking for work? YES
3) Should we do more for children in third world countries that don't have basic education and healthcare? YES
4) Should we do more to reduce the amount of harm we are causing to reefs? YES
5) Should we do more to rescue young people from the world of sex trafficking? YES
6) Should we do more to address cyber bullying? YES
7) Should we do more to prevent dog-fighting/cock-fighting/animal abuse/neglect? YES
8) Should we do more to make college tuition more affordable? YES
You see where I'm going with this. My point is that if everyone does a little bit to further "their cause" there could possibly
be a net
improvement. That being said, I have little regard for people who look at those who choose any one issue to focus on and say, "Eh, what about how we
treat _______?" To me, it's a lame excuse/attack.
edit on 6-10-2015 by eluryh22 because: fixed typo