I really like this video, even though it is in Thai, and not English. The short midget in the video is the embodiment of the "never say die" attitude that we need among the citizens, and his selfless efforts are enjoyed by all.
It is true that in life, we sometimes sacrifice for others without them even knowing. And other people, who may know it or not, often take credit for the work that we do. But if you want to do something for the good of the people, do it, even though you may not get the credit.
Too often, we hear others grumble that this isn't good enough, or that isn't as it should be. And if you should catch them in that moment when they grumble in response to something that has just happened, it is the right time to ask, "What will you do about it?" And you shouldn't be surprised to hear the response, "I will not do anything...."
Why do some people insist on doing nothing?
Because it's easier to do nothing, than to do something. Just stay put.
Because doing nothing costs nothing. And you don't believe in being generous.
Because when you do something, you risk doing it wrong. And getting criticised for it.
Because there are just too many things that need doing. And so it's easier to leave it all aside and let it sort itself out.
And because doing nothing frees up time for doing something. Because when you decide to do something, you cannot do nothing.
But there's a misconception there.
Because by doing nothing, it costs you nothing today. But that doesn't mean that it will not affect you tomorrow.
Because what you do (or don't do) today will affect you, tomorrow.
And because doing nothing when you could have done something means having forfeited your right to take positive action to save yourself.
So do something.
Save the country. Save yourselves. Don't just stand there....