Friday, April 26, 2013

W is for waver

Ever waver? You know what's right, you know what you should do, but you waver. The cost seems too high; the opposition seems too strong. So you give way. You keep quiet. You watch from the sidelines as an injustice is visited upon the innocent. You justify it. You forget it. You bury it.

You should know better. Some things won't stay buried. One-time injustices turn into many-times injustices. And if you finally make your stand, the cost will be higher, the opposition that much stronger. Of course, you don't have to make a stand. You can stay silent. You can go down into your grave with your words locked in your throat.
The most they will say about you is: "He wavered. She didn't rock the boat. Nice quiet people." And then you'll be forgotten.

Get. Off. Your. Lazy. Ass. And fight for the right. You can do it. There are lot of us doing it. And if you're good at it, you'll make the world -- or at least your part of it -- better for you having been here. That's a good epitaph.

(This post is part of the 2013 Blogging From A to Z April Challenge. Learn more about the Challenge HERE.)

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