If you’ve been following my blog you know that I’ve become less and less tolerant of the violence in our world. I’m tired of people dying from violent crime. Kids, cops, bystanders–all people. We live in a culture of violence and we’re reaping exactly what we have sown.
If you’re a Facebook friend, you may have seen my Facebook friends express strong opinions about guns, pro and con.
You may have read along as we parsed the issues and debated. But the time for parsing and debate is done.
It’s time for action.
It’s true that any one person can only make the smallest difference. But if we each commit to taking one step to help reduce violence in our society, our efforts can multiply.
So I’m asking everyone to take a single step in their lives to show your own intolerance for violence, and to share that step here in the Comments section of my blog.
I’d like to also ask you to share this post so that others can join our efforts.
Pledge to take that one first step.
We don’t need to see the whole staircase–just the one step. And maybe that will inspire another. And then another.
My one step: I will no longer consume any entertainment product that is rooted in violence. That includes films, games, television shows, websites, blogs and music. I won’t buy them for others either.
I’m asking you to let us know what your one step against violence is in the Comments section of this post. And to share this post on your own social media sites.
Who knows, by sharing you might inspire someone else’s one step. And everything that has ever been achieved began with one step. Every step is a start. No step is too small.
I’ll revisit this subject and update it from time to time. And thank you.