“Talking” about Doing the Right Thing is not the same as “Doing” the Right Thing.
Lots of news stories, government folks, celebrities and experts talk about doing the right thing. Lots of “talk” appears on websites and in blogs, books, programs and laws. But “Doing the Right Thing” requires taking action and more specifically taking proactive prevention-focused actions.
Facts and lessons learned clearly show us that most incidents, tragedies, suicides and headlines were preventable. So why are people not taking proactive and preventative actions and not doing the right things?
I had an idea for this blog a couple weeks ago and then I heard this scripture reading and I knew the blog was right on target and releasing the blog was the right thing to do. The scripture reading included the following:
We know love by this, that he laid down his life for us—and we ought to lay down our lives for one another. How does God’s love abide in anyone who has the world’s goods and sees a brother or sister in need and yet refuses to help? Little children, let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action.
Facts and lessons learned also show us words (laws, policies, procedures, checklists, general training, etc.) and speeches are not preventing preventable incidents from occurring. Facts and lessons learned also reveal there are huge gaps with youth and with adults – awareness gaps, accountability gaps and tools gaps. Based on these facts and lessons learned, it is crystal clear organizations and educational institutions must take immediate actions to empower youth and adults with situational awareness, with accountability and with the right tools to “Do the Right Things”.
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