- “Gavin, if what you say is true, why isn’t the government doing a lot more?” and,
- “Gavin, if what you say is true, why aren’t there people protesting in the streets? Why isn’t there a really big, loud protest movement?”
A few years ago, I was working at in an office tower minding my own business as a cubical serf, when there was an alarm.
The same effect happens in the larger context of our current global issues. When ordinary people read truly alarming stuff in the newspaper, hear it on the radio, or see it on TV (if they’re lucky), they will check around them to see how everybody else is reacting. If other people don’t seem to be overly worried, they’ll shrug, decide that the alarming report was probably exaggerated, and continue about their daily business.
It is this reason, in my humble opinion, that we need to start behaving like people who really do believe they are living during the time of the greatest emergency mankind has ever faced. We need visible and drastic action because only visible and drastic action communicates to people that there is an emergency going on.
I believe that in this moment in time this will be the only way we will be able to save ourselves, unless a global leader takes the reigns and leads us down the right path to avert the emergency.