There are a lot of people who have already brought awareness to the cause that they have just discovered. Last time, I encountered a conversation with a person that called me up and declared that the main purpose why he was forming a group is for awareness purposes. When I shared this story to a friend, she also said that it’s getting absurd how people are trying to bring awareness to other individuals who are already aware about the things that are happening around us or to the problems that are uprooted in our society. The truth is not all about bringing awareness but gaining understanding from your fellowmen, bringing in the funds which plays a big part in the process and of course, just making an alibi to become an underdog instead of getting associated with former organized groups.
If you have observed, there are numerous organized support groups for various types of each diseases, calamities, viruses or disabilities. This support groups are not only focused with the human welfare but also for the whole living entities in the world like animals, trees, the earth’s present situation and a bunch of lineup that needs attention with. It is so great to know that people are becoming aware and take every issue of humankind seriously like getting the issue viral in different methods. It is important that people know the difficulties that are being encountered by their fellowmen in the present time.
The negative thing comes out when everyone wants to save the whole world from problems and requires people to bring awareness to their cause. When all you want is to get in charge in solving the problem while the others will just listen and donate money to their newly organized group. Why not just join secured support groups like AHA or American Heart Association and the like, compared to starting on your own from nothing?
They say, “Misery loves company” and yes, people wants to be heard with the awareness that their bring to their cause. It does not mean that newly built support groups are not reliable but can we just trust the old, big groups that has been doing their thing for decades already than making it on our own. It will become a possibility that the problem should get fixed but instead, it won’t be because the attention is already divided to different small groups which we can just prefer to focus on the large group.
It is good to bring awareness but it is much better if we focus our attention to those support groups that has been doing this for a long time and offer our services to them rather than spending too much energy in forming new ones. Sometimes, people get this notion that when they bring awareness to other people – who are already aware, they become cocky with the idea that they had just formed out a new support group as if it’s the first time. Is it about helping needy people or do you just need the attention that you get when you help people? Which is which? Are you sure that you are truly aware with the problems of this world?
I am not becoming a hypocrite here but let us acknowledge the truth that we are not in need of NEW support groups since there are already a bunch out there that we can trust and is trusted for doing their jobs so well. So, think about it? Awareness or solution? Which do you prefer?
James Carter is the Founder and CEO of Be Legendary, a socially inspired team and personal development company. James has created emotional learning experiences for thousands of participants through executive retreats and large meetings. James’ passion lies in helping each person feel valuable as an individual and as part of the whole.
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December 8, 2012 at 9:47 pm | Awareness | 1 comment
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