Several years ago I enjoyed reading “In the time of Butterflies”, which touches on the subject. It takes a look at 4 sisters and their different reactions to oppressive government in the Dominican Republic.
What about me? Would I be brave? Would I be someone to stick my neck out or would I keep quiet? There are plenty of things to be passionate about and there are unnumbered injustices in the world. Am I willing to sit idle and not do anything about it? But it is overwhelming to know where to start or what to do. I guess in many ways I have not reached a breaking point yet, or it is not personal enough. I am busy with my own family and as long as we are healthy and happy then I’m willing to shut my eyes to what is going on around me. I know that taking care of my family is a full-time job, but I guess I just feel guilty sometimes for not doing more.