Friday, July 13, 2012

What can i do?

I generally go to this sports complex for jogging. There is a mini football field where 20-25 kids play football regularly. Today, due to Monsoon rain, football field was filled with water. Few of the kids were bantering in a group at a distance whereas few others were standing dejected near the football field. While passing by I told them to ‘do something’ about the field. One of the kids said, in a very sad tone, “What can I do?”

Adversities are always there, small or big. Either we decide to solve problem or excuse ourselves into ‘what can I do’ mode. By passing the buck to the system or to someone else we just try to fool ourselves. Many a time we shirk by saying I can’t do anything substantial. Until we do something how can we decide that it won't be substantial? Substantial is secondary, doing something is primary. 

The kids instead of dropping the ball could have done a lot.
Form a Facebook group and mobilize like minded people to act. System tend to listen to passionate group.
Question right authorities on the right forums
Request people to help you and someone will.
Start a revolution
Start conversation. You might find one of your football buddy’s parent worthy of helping you.
If no one comes then do your part.
If you're not sure what to do, do something.

You can always do something. Always.