Thursday, September 01, 2005

What do you do to help?

I have developed a new pet peeve. OK, so maybe it was always there laying dormant for a period of time. But now I'm fully aware of it.

People who complain about what other people are or are not doing to help others. Seriously...sitting in your nice, cozy, dry, functioning home, do you have any right to complain that there isn't enough help for those who are suffering through what is, by all accounts, the worst natural disaster this country has ever suffered? You sit there and make it political, complaining about the lack of reponse from this group or that group. What are YOU doing to help (besides the obvious benefit of hearing you whine about things you know basically nothing about)? Quit complaining and find something constructive to do. Stop expecting the world to take care of things and jump in and get your hands messy. Get involved in something...anything. Then you will have earned your right to voice an opinion.

Just my two cents, of course. :o)

2 comments:

Heather said...

AMEN!!!!! I have been feeling exactly the same way.

Hoyt said...

Right on, Catherine! I lived in New Orleans for several years, and there's simply no way anyone could have prepared for this disaster. Those that assess blame on Bush or any other politicians should be ashamed of themselves (although I will still support their rights to assert their opinions, however, stupid and lame they are.)

Keep posting!