If you see a piece of trash sitting on the ground, do you pass it by? Or do you pick it up and throw it away? If you see a small child wondering around by him or herself, do you stop and make sure that the child is okay and re-connected with the parents? Or do you say that someone else will take care of it? If you hear someone call out for help, do you pretend that you didn’t hear anything or go find out what is going on?
This world needs people who are willing to get involved. We need people who are willing to go into situations that are not clear to make sure that everyone is okay. Often we do not get involved, because we are not sure. If you are unclear about what is going on, ask questions. Get answers that make sense. Reach out to those that need help.
Often we do not take action because we assume that someone else will take care of it. But what if everyone else is thinking the same thing? Then no one does anything. Then nothing gets done.
You live in this world; therefore, you are responsible for making it a better place. I want to share one of my favorite quotes from the Rabbi Hillel. Check yourself and see how you answer these questions: