You know that feeling of righteous indignation- where you see something going on, and you feel so passionately about it- you just HAVE to do something?
Well, it seems to happen a lot here in Israel.
All those signs put up every day and night on the walls of Geulah- telling the world about people's practices that have gone wrong, or the injustices of the world- those are people feeling passionately about an issue and doing something about it, even if that doing something is just as simple as hanging up a sign that most people ignore and few read.
The flyers that got dropped from the sky into my mirpeset about how a grocery store is being Mechallel Shabbos (violating the Sabbath laws), not to mention that it has expensive products as well, well- the person who did it felt that he needed to DO something, not just watch it happen.
(I don't know who these people are- it could very well be that they are biased, like owners of a rival company or something.)
The bag hanging on my door yesterday described how we in Yerushalayim are in desperate need of seperate seating buses for all the bus lines. Whoever put that one on my door felt it was a desperate issue and something had to be done.
I don't know if this is Kanaius- zealousy, in its best form, or these people should tone it down a bit...but either way, these people noticed what they felt was a problem, and tried in their own way to do something about it.
I don't necessarily agree with the idea of involving the entire city on issues such as these, or littering the streets with the flyers, and personally, I don't really feel too zealous on any of these particular issues being discussed.
But it does show one good thing. People want to DO something, not just sit around apathetically.
Recently, I noticed an issue that bothered me in my community, and it's something that could be fixed for the good of all concerned if someone became an activist. I'm a newcomer here, so I feel that it probably isn't my job to get involved. But, maybe if I do get involved, something might get done, and accomplished for the good of the entire community at large.
What do you think? Get involved, or mind my own business?
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