Yesterday’s events serve as a reminder of how much evil exists in the world.
While it will likely never be eradicated, it can certainly be mitigated simply by not ignoring the warning signs.
Silence allows malevolence to fester. It also guarantees repeat offenses. It ensures that rapists will continue to rape and cheaters will continue to steal.
If you see warning signs of mental illness, say something.
If you become aware of inappropriate conduct, say something.
If you notice corporate fraud, say something.
Civilization can no longer afford to maintain an attitude of nonchalance.
We need to have each other’s backs. If we don’t watch out for one another – no one will.
It reminds me of a relevant quote by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, a man who happens to also write a lot about stoicism. He says:
“If you see fraud and do not say fraud, you are a fraud.”
Whether it’s by my own complacency or via the threats of others, I, for one, will never again allow myself to be muzzled. I’d much prefer to “say something” and ruin a bad guy’s day.
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