There's something that I've noticed in my twelve years of life. There's a reoccurring pattern that I've found sprouting up whenever there is an issue to be fixed. It's like an innate habit that humans have. I've done it too, and many other people I know have done it as well.
The issue starts when we see a problem. Of course, many people will step in and support, but there tends to be more that would not. The majority might think the rest of the people will do it, and there will be enough supporters to help solve the problem.
Too many people turn a blind eye on the pending topics that need attention. Some wish to spend the rest of their days having fun, with the mentality of "Another person will settle the problems of the world."
This mindset makes sense in the short term until you realize that that is not how the world works. To solve a problem, many people need to step in and help. A single man can't stop a house from burning alone, with all the other people saying to each other, "It'll be fine. Of course, another person will step in and fix it!" and walking past.
We desperately need to change this. With all these horrible, rampant problems, we need to take a stand and help in any way we can.
We should stop and realize that a single stone can't stop a rushing river. As many rocks as possible must stand together, each holding each other up to stop the flood.
Let's all start here, everyone. All of us should try and help if we can. The smallest speck of silt in a beach is still something! Nobody can start an entire foundation in a day. Nobody can re-forest a whole country in a week. We start small and go up from there. So, let's join up with those who are already working for the good of planet earth and its inhabitants. Let's support them in any way we can, and fix these problems!
I'm Iris, a kid who has lots of reflections and views on life as I experience it. I love to read topics about the world around us, other people's ideas and opinions, and just about anything that I'm curious about and interested in.