One of the most unfortunate ideas in our society is that no ONE person can affect change. But people who understand change know that BIG changes happen as a result of a series of small actions.
When I joined the protest against the sale of BTC, there were people who said “whats the point” its a done deal.
Whenever there is a murder you hear it in people who exclaim, OMG only God can save us!
Only GOD can save our souls but to tackle crime we need to take concrete actions here on earth.
I believe, no I know that the people who have given up on their ability to make a difference are wrong!
Example of Change
Recently Bahamians Fred Lunn and Anthon Seally, Vice President and President respectively, changed the world of FIFA by refusing to take a $40,000 bribe in exchange for votes in the FIFA presidential elections.
More importantly, These men not only changed FIFA but also helped rehabilitate the image of our country as a nation of pirates where everyone is for sale!
When one person or a group of people decide to stand for something, there is no telling what the outcome can be.
I sincerely believe that If enough Bahamians commit to taking a stand on something no matter how small, we can effect a huge change in our society.
10 ways you can affect change
Here is my list of 10 ways you personally can affect change in The Bahamas;
- Report Crime
- Do not support criminal behavior
- Volunteer for community organizations
- Mentor somebody
- Donate to Charity
- Join or start a watch-dog group
- Organize a Protest
- Don’t litter
- Obey Traffic Laws
- Teach your kids respect for others