Originally Posted by femmedelicieux
But to answer your comment that it only takes one kumag to ruin the dream of 100 people, maybe if none of those 100 people cared enough about others to do something about the kumag, and they are only concerned about their own selfish convenience.
Take for example the prevalence of reckless driving. It only takes one person to take the trouble to go to the PNP and to the LTO and file a complaint about a reckless driver. I did it, and the reckless driver was fired and his license confiscated. None of the other passengers cared enough as long as they were able to get home safely.
But the reckless driver, if he were allowed to continue driving, would one day have killed a busful of people, each of whom have his/her own hopes and dreams. Just imagine, one of these future passengers could be a parent, sibling, child or other loved one. One action or inaction is of more significance than we often think it is.
Yes. What we can do as individual citizens on a daily basis all adds up to either a solution or the problem, no matter how small it may seem.
Femmedeliceux's reporting of that reckless driver may have saved several lives from an accident. It's true what Aga Mulat said, that it takes only one kumag to ruin the dreams of 100 people, but it can also take one concerned citizen to make those dreams come true, albeit indirectly and gradually.
It doesn't always have to take a grand gesture to set things right. We all can do something with the country in mind.
I'm just your average Jane (or Juana, if you like), but I don't litter. I follow traffic rules as a pedestrian. And I patronize products and services from small Filipino businesses to support local livelihoods. My contribution is very small compared to what what big politicians and businessmen can do, but I still do these because this is my home and I care for it. And there's a lot we can do to demonstrate how we care for the Philippines and not just wait for a supposed savior to clean up after us.