The world is a dangerous place to live. Not because of the people who are evil; but because of the people who don’t do anything about it. – Albert Einstein
What does that mean?
The quote starts by saying the world is a dangerous place, which it always has been, and likely, always will be. However, the quote continues by saying that the blame for the world being this way isn’t due to the people who do evil. The quote finishes by pointing the finger at the rest of us.
We are the reason that the world is a dangerous place to live. Not through our actions, but through our inaction. Because good people often do nothing. Our inaction often allows evil to flourish. Taking action can be dangerous, time consuming, tedious, and a real pain in the neck, but it is the thing that is most effective at minimizing the danger and evil in the world.
Why is action important?
Action is what gets things done. Inaction means nothing gets done. Pretty straight forward, right? Action, in the case of this quote, is about doing things to either thwart, retard or deter the evil acts of others. Even use something simple like the Sharp System can help!