Sunday, 21 September 2014

What if we thought about this whole society thing the other way?

What if a person with no friends or no support network was seen as a failure of society rather than the individual?

What if it was their local community that was judged and shamed for allowing that situation to happen, rather than the individual for being friendless?

I found this searching Pixabay for "community".  I have no idea what it's about, but it's too good not to share.

What if flapping or ticcing in public wasn't judged, but tutting, staring or mocking the flapper was?

What is people thought about disability accessibility, from shops to events to websites, not because it was the law but because it was the decent thing to do?

What if a shopping centre or event not having a quiet space or a sensory-friendly room was as unthinkable as not having a toilet?

What if we were as outraged about the domestic violence that's killing an Aussie woman a week as we were about theoretical terrorist beheadings?

What if community leaders, from mayors to the Prime Minister, were considered personally accountable for the suffering, poverty and injustice in their jurisdiction? 

What if we cared about the welfare of human beings as much as the welfare of the economy?