Do you want to protect what you already have, not risk, and simply hold on to the status quo?
Too often, people stop being aggressive (i.e. playing offense) and slip into a defensive mode. When football teams do this in the 2nd half, the other team frequently rallies and cuts into their big lead. The team that was winning big suddenly sees their lead slip away.
Unions and factory workers have seen their great wages and strength within the business community slip away.
Governmental agencies with no incentive to make a profit and control costs cling to their narrow, little fiefdoms. Politicians fearful of losing constituencies are afraid to make bold changes.
It seems that too many people simply want to maintain the status quo.
Common sense solutions are suddenly too risky. “Why risk my job when I can be just as successful by keeping my mouth shut?” The can-do-American-spirit seems to be slipping away.
Paraphrasing Mama Gump, “Some things just don’t make no sense.”
Speaking up is risky. You can keep quiet and maintain the status quo.
Or you can speak up, take a risk, and make a change. Maybe even make a big change.
I’m no longer willing to remain quiet.