If you don’t participate in building something … Then you are not allowed to say afterwards ‘it’s not my fault’.

Addendum ….

This is the third in a series of ‘New Rules’ posts that I started dropping into the blog, that in parallel, allowed me a small ‘doff of hat’ to Bill Maher.

Then I received an email that turned into a blog post.

Bottom line ? I needed to get better at providing context.

The context around this line comes from a personal observation that so many people complain about issues and problems around them, but do little to nothing about fixing them. This holds particularly true in politics, where I have been watching the U.S. election process unfold again over the past 6 months, with a good 12 more still to go.

I guess what I am looking for is for people to get involved. Or shut up.

Going one further, I would like people to understand the process and what is being done TO them. The ignorance is palpable.

If they put as much energy into understanding what is going on rather than spouting memes that they pick up from other equally ill informed people, we would be on the start of a new journey.