I had a semi-interesting conversation with a former colleague, who is actually smart yet one of the most closed-minded person I know (that’s why it was semi to me), about her Facebook status wherein she asked,
“What does it really mean when the government says ‘stop being negative and just do what you can do to help’?”
I said that well..regardless of their stress level due to the situation right now, they managed to tell us in a polite way to “Shut up.” Then she had a follow up questions which were totally unrelated to her original one, so I tried putting an end to it by sharing my mantra (”Don’t stress yourself out on people and situations which are beyond your control. It’s not worth it”). But as expected she replied, “So, we shouldn’t make the government accountable and wait for the common people to work together to help the more vulnerable sectors?”. My reply was:
Personally, I think yes. I mean if they’re not doing something about it, and you know what to do, then you DO something about it. If you can come up with an actual output or positive visible results, then congrats. The people will love you for it. Otherwise, this is where the answer to your original question comes in.
No further replies from her.
I hate our government as much as she does. But if the activists who stand outside their offices and/or The Palace the whole day complete with placards and chants are being ignored, what more would your FB status do other than get reactions and comments from your friends/followers and the trolls?
Don’t just try to be a social media influencer by being a keyboard warrior. If you have the means, then actually do something. It doesnt always have to be monetary or in kind. Most of the time words of encouragement and positive vibes boost morale.
Stop the negativity and joining the blame game as if the government wanted the Corona Virus to be epidemic. This is not the time to bring people down regardless of who and how they are and how they do things.
Do your part and jut stay home as directed, as advised, as you should.
Pray hard because at least He listens and He does something about it. Always.