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Friday, 24 November 2017

Why Social Change Moves So Slowly


Social systems and social laws alter very slowly unless major upheavals push them into public view. One piece of important information may sit quietly for forty years until it is really heard and understood. Developing that belief into law will takes time. Finding general public consensus on new ideas is a lengthy process, even urgent matters are tied up in political paperwork for years.

Humanity has created systems that often do not support the general populous, animals or the environment. Are the few in power becoming more greedy and negative, rather than positive and fair? Not a great deal can be done on a global scale, the expanse between different cultures and countries make progress far-reaching. Countries that are governed by dictatorships pose dangerous threats to communication, amendments and modernisation – this stagnant immovable mass deflects social change. These are strange and unpredictable times as the latest betrayals glare across news screens, though some eventually get due punishment.

Change is for dedicated individuals who usually make it their life’s work to obtain needed alterations to social justice. Nothing happens without serious effort; steadfast beliefs in fairness and equality are monumental. Simple ideas like woman being able to vote came into law in the early twentieth century, yet there are countries where this is still not allowed. In some countries children are free to study and create a future, while others work at physical labour from early childhood. Some can marry for love while others are married to strangers without their consent, or not allowed to marry at all. People kill animals for both sport and food, while many see the unnecessary senselessness of these actions. Violent individuals can lawfully inflict horrendous abuse towards their families in some nations, yet they go to jail or rehabilitation in liberated civilisations. The degradation of the planet is something that concerns all nations and no excuses should be afforded.

Change is only as strong as its people. Remove fear and stand-up for vital change where it is safe to do so. No one should have to die for their beliefs. Dedicated public awareness is the answer to speeding up crucial change. Ambassadors are everyday people that care about the world and happiness in daily life.

Sharon D Bush
Writer   Historian   Artisan   Sage     

Book: The Scrolls of Wisdom, philosophical/spiritual self-help book finished (on the final edit – looking for publishers).