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How to fight complacency in our lives?

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Visitor Comments: 14

(14) Linda Kopans, July 24, 2010 11:51 AM

Slurring Obama

Obama was anything but complacent. He went to the gulf quickly and repeated visits followed. In addition he spoke to the nation via town meetings and fireside chats. That's not being complacent and doing nothing. Where do you live that you didn't know this?

(13) Tabitha, July 1, 2010 1:07 AM

what do we do about complacency

Putting our head in the sand will enable us later to put it on a prayer run five time a day! So, I stopped being complacent, particularly when it comes to the world against Israel. I do some letter-writing on my own to newspapers, or contact and write for CAMERA or HonestReporting (check out their websites). I don't let anyone get away with propagandist remarks about Jews and Israel because this feeds into Islam's sharia law and of global jihad. Islam counts on ignorance and complacency to build a megamosque on Ground Zero, or to demonize Israel when it's protecting its borders and its citizens, or to delegitimize Israel in order to allow Palestinians to take over the land completely. There's a lot happening in our world that we MUST awaken to, to save democracy from Islam...and to save our progeny - all who come after us. Rabbi Salomon: you're in a position to mobilize us. If the imams can do it from their pulpits, our rabbis should be able to do it too! Remember: tolerance of intolerance is not tolerance, but civilizational suicide.

(12) Bruce, June 30, 2010 8:38 AM

Its Not Complacancy

Bp and the president,yeah it looks debatable,its not complacancy, its giving the thought process room to function like if you drop something you look so hard to find it and cant,or try to hard, it always take a moment to stand back realize or rationalize in order to draw from everything you have done in your life for a solution.Its like meitation or prayer a moment silent thoughtfilledness to realign the ID,Ego,SuperEgo for cognitive action of solvancy of the dilemma.BP was wrong for not doing things sooner,we were wrong for not doing things sooner but perhaps they had a plan behind them such asthe economic recovery of New Orleans since Katrinas disaster,big corp. work in mystery ways or even environmental awareness of cause and affect and of course now BP has two wells there,ironic only they know the truths,but,BP admitted it was the cheapest design for an oil rig.The mid-east,they say they're all gods children then they should act like it.

(11) Kerrie, June 30, 2010 3:25 AM

Make it personal

From my experience, you tend to be complacent when it doesn't really matter to you. Actions only happen when you're prepared to make it a personal problem. Global issues and situations on the other side of the world are easily ignored until the time that you realise how this will personally impact on you, those things that you care about, and your guiding principles. If any of these things are compromised or threatened, then you will have action. Living in Australia, away from most of the problems, I know how it's easy to push it aside, to think that I can't make a difference, or that it's not that urgent. As some of the others have written, action or response can take many forms, but the point is to allow yourself to be effected by what you see and then challenge yourself to do something about it.

(10) Paul, June 29, 2010 11:18 PM

On Line Advocacy

Dear Rabbi, Excellent video. I think that on line advocacy can be of tremendous help. Human rights to environmental concerns can all be influenced by a group of people that are connected via the internet.

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