In one country.
In one year.
Here in the USA, West Virginia, one of my home states, just became the 49th state to advance a human trafficking bill.
We need to move faster.
And I’d like to add one more thing.
Sometimes I hear people criticize others for getting involved in causes, saying they’re “just doing it because it’s the hot topic of the day.”
To which I respond, “Who cares?”
This is attitude is so stupid.
Cynicism will make you and break you faster than the thing you doubt.
Problems and brokenness need fixed.
At one point, the Trans-Atlantic slave trade of Africans, women’s right to vote, the Civil Rights Movement, children working in our factories, etc.. were all the hot topics of the day. For a reason.
I think that sometimes in America we are so worried about being individuals, that we take coolness to the level of not joining in with worthy causes.
It’s more important to make sure you’re doing good than to make sure you’re different than everybody else.
Cynicism will not change the problems in your life or the world.
Cynicism will not stop human trafficking.
And at the end of the day, it’s really just Apathy in a snarky hat.