Time to put the Xbox down; turn off MTV and Facebook your friends. Tell them there’s something important to read! Yes I know… there’s no buttons and your eyes have the boring task of going back and forth over legible type but it’s important! OK, remember the old quote your mom used to say – “Curiosity killed the cat.” Well forget it! Truth Cheap Burberry Cashmere Scarf is your mom only threw that one at you when her Birds & Bees 101 didn’t match the locker room version! We know it’s human nature to be curious. If it wasn’t for curiosity we wouldn’t have running water, the wheel or the Clap-On light. Curiosity didn’t kill the cat but I’ll tell you a tragic tale about how apathy killed the duck. I was heading home a few days ago. It’s a small street and the speed limit is about 25 mph and it’s common to see ducks crossing the road as you turn. This particular day a car in front of me was making the turn and as it happened a single duck was curious about the other side and was making his way across. Something coming to such an end is terrible to watch and I could tell after the unhappy ending of “Donald and the Dodge” that the driver felt awful but it was too late. Looking back it was clear, the driver and the duck both shared the same attitude. No…it wasn’t curiosity it was apathy. The duck saw the car but was unwilling to speed up and the driver, not moving her foot to the left horizontal pedal, was unwilling to slow down. In the end, both were too apathetic to apply needed action!
Well future America, like that duck, we’re seeing headlights and they’re getting bigger! And what’s following these lights is heavier than any single vehicle and traveling much faster! All this is happening as our country continues its economic downturn and our dollar has as much respect as cheap copy paper. So the big question is what are you going to do about it???
NO! Don’t you dare flip to the top ten booty videos of 2010 and plan out your next move on HALO! This is serious…it’s YOUR future! Do you know that in 2006, out of 220,600,000 only 80,588,000 voted! That’s 37%! Yea 37 out of 100 chose to do something about their countries future. But a year into that presidential term I wonder how many of the 63% complained about what was happening? But the truth is you have no right to complain when you’re too apathetic to acutely do something.
Now, if out of choice, you decide it’s not right to vote that’s at least a decision. I know individuals who, whether because of religion, ethics or other factors decide not to vote but I know they also understand that they can’t complain about the outcome of their choice. And that choice is choosing not effect who is going to run their country or local government!
Yes, I know voting is a choice but ask people from other countries and they may tell you it’s a privilege and for some it’s a privilege many of their families have bled for!
OK, time to get off my soapbox but before I go just think, how much time will it really take to TVO “The Real World”, pause HALO’s bonus level and head to the voting booth? The worst thing would be asking yourself “what happened” after it’s too late. What happened to my home, my job, my way of life…my country? This is not a video game and there is no reset button. Think about it!
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