If Not Now… When?
It is said, there’s a time and place for everything. Then again, there are a few things that deserve neither time nor place – like lies and rumours, fabricated to cause confusion. Even as our community increasingly gets together to help each other through this deadly pandemic, there are the usual jobless miscreants, who can’t help but revert to manufacturing and spreading falsehoods with the intent of creating chaos, confusion and disunity within our community.
To indulge in such vile acts, at as crucial and sensitive a time as this, is beyond malicious. It becomes all the more mandatory for us to ensure that we neither become the victims of such false propaganda, nor its mules – by blindly hitting the forward button and spreading sensational rumours, with disastrous consequences.
We have got to be more responsible than that, now, more than ever… be it with regard to social media practices or following the Social Distancing guidelines, as laid down by the government. There are some of us who think it’s alright to ‘chill’ with ‘just a few’ friends for ‘just a bit’. It’s not. This could literally come down to a life and death situation. The luxury of entitlement and/or delusion has been suspended by an unknown and deadly virus.
Our safety, our well-being, our lives – all depend on the choices we make, so we have to think for ourselves. If not us… who?
We well and truly need to get our act right, friends. If not now… when?
Have a good and safe weekend!