Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Too Late

Isn’t it interesting how we never pay any attention to anything until it is too late? It seems to be the nature of humankind.

We have not paid any attention to the warnings about global warming and nor have we paid much attention to how we are polluting the planet we live on. It seems these issues are now being believed, but is it too late?

Years ago we never paid much attention to aids and now we as a society have and are still paying the price through suffering and the loss of life.

Even regarding issues close to home we never get alarmed until there is a loss of life. This could be a person in our community long believed to be a danger to any one of us. We don’t do anything about it until some person pays the price with their life. It may have been a highway intersection or a railway crossing. It may have been bullying in our schools or community.

Now we are facing the avian virus that has the potential to mutate and turn into a worldwide pandemic. It is believed this avian virus may reach the North American continent in the next few months. Are we concerned? Yes, but only recently have we began to realize that this is a real possibility and if not with this virus then with some other strain.

I suggest it is time we begin to pay attention to the issues that may harm or kill us and take action. We have a new conservative government who will be expected to take action and act on the important issues that may harm the citizens of Canada. Will they act? I believe they will. Will it be too late? I don’t know. I do know it time for each of us to take these matters seriously. It is time to pay attention before it is too late.