Reaction without an action?

Many times we see something wrong with the way things are. Maybe someone fighting, maybe garbage thrown on the roadside or maybe someone misbehaving about a woman. What do we do about it most of the times? We just become blind and pass by the scene and then what do we do? We complain! We complain about how bad the people are and how bad the world today is. We complain about the filthy garbage lying and about the polluted air. But do we do something about it? No! Definitely not. How can you even expect us to be involved? What can we do about it? Why should we take the trouble? It’s  not our duty after all! That is what is the standard mentality of most people around. But can there be a reaction without a significant reaction?
Yes, it is human tendency to expect something out of nothing! We
always have secret wishes and desires which we expect to be fulfilled but
don’t do anything for it except expecting! We all want life to be easy
for us. We want results without working for it. We want to enjoy the
end results of hard work, but more often than not it is the result of
someone else’s hard work. And if the fruits of someone’s hard work are
sour then we are quick to pass the blame and criticize! But if the
fruits are sweet we are equally fast to take a piece of the cake,
enjoying the success as if it were our own! We need a better life, but
we don’t want to work for it! We are happy if someone else takes the
initiative for us! We are happy if someone does the work for us. And
then what are we for? Only to enjoy the results??? Wake up people!
Can you reap without sowing? You definitely
cannot. Newton said “Every action has an equal and opposite reaction!”
Then how can you expect a reaction for yourself without an action? You
may enjoy the fruits of others labour, but for how long? How long are
you going to sit back and enjoy? Let me tell you something! Someday
you’ll realize the worth of working for your good, but it maybe too
late when you realize that! Everything comes at a price and better pay
the price when you can afford to. Help yourselves and help others
instead of complaining and depending on others. And observe that for a reaction there has to be an action!

This post is written for Day 2 of The Ultimate Blog Challenge.

16 responses to “Reaction without an action?”

  1. Ellen Archer says:

    I couldn't agree more with this post! Unforunately, so many times we see things that need to be changed or helped and we get the "someone else will do it" or "I'm only one person, I can't do it" mentalities! That's no way to live and instill real change in the world!

  2. Viyoma says:

    Love the simple and straight from the heart message.

    Somehow when it comes to reflecting on the negative side of society – I never dare to be direct. Even in my latest post for UBC- Day 2 / u will find a very indirect way of communication.

  3. Great insight here. If we all do our part to change this world it would be a better place to live. The mentality is to just complain and complain without taking action to make a change. I was always told when I was served in the military to always have a solution if I was going to complain about a problem. Thank you for sharing.

    • reemwrites says:

      That is a great thought! If every one who wants to complain would have a solution to the problem we would have solved so many problems! Thanks for reading 🙂

  4. True. There's no point in cribbing and complaining if you're not doing much about it. Actions speak louder than words. Very thoughtful of you to write about this Reema.

  5. yet another awesome post with a message 🙂 its creative how you used newton in the post 😀 so true 🙂 keep writing reema 😉

  6. Well I always think about it. But off late I've started doing things about the things I can actually change. So yepp big change in thinking. That too it was once I was complaining to a friend and he told me off. Over simce then whenever I complain I actually hear his annoying voice in my head. Yeah. It's that effective for me!

  7. Red Handed says:

    This one time I was travelling by train and this old man tried to talk shit to me. I reacted while the others in the compartment enjoyed the show. The old man went away. Then these onlookers started talking about ugly this incident was and how unsafe it was for a girl to travel these days.


    • reemwrites says:

      It is so damn irritating! If people can't help when in need then why do complain about it! Really disgusting! Sad that you had to go through that!

  8. Soumya says:

    I completely agree. No point in keeping quiet, better to speak out. Like what Red did.

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