1000 Flowers for the Planet - #197 Speak Up
When you know something is not right, speak up! Have a voice! It is becoming an all too familiar scenario these days to avoid speaking up for fear of being assaulted, whether verbally or physically. We need to learn to speak up about the things that matter, from ensuring the elderly are treated respectfully in public, to preventing war and demanding peace – the issues that affect us all, and those that affect one person in our vicinity. It’s all important stuff.
If you see an old person being abused on public transport, don’t sit there and pretend it isn’t happening – speak up, stop the abuse. If you see someone dumping rubbish in the park, speak up and tell them that’s not acceptable or call the authorities. If you know someone is wrong, speak up. Discuss your point, present a good argument and join forces with like-minded people who are prepared to see justice served and the right thing done.
Let’s ensure we do the right thing by others, and by our planet. Speak up.