Apathy costs us nothing – except…

Apathy is something that costs us nothing except our self respect. Rosina Hernandez once watched a young man get bashed at a rock concert. No one did anything to stop it, and he subsequently died. She then made a vow never to stand by and just let things happen. Some years later a car travelling in front of her lost control and plunged into Biscayne Bay. This time Rosina waited for no one. She jumped into the water and tried to open the car door before it sank. A crowd gathered to watch as she screamed for help, then cursed them for doing nothing. Finally two men jumped in and together they broke the safety glass and dragged the occupants out. She said later that she’d finally regained her self respect. She’d also avoided that warning of the Bible that says: ‘If you close your ears to the cries of others, your own cries will go unheard, unanswered.’

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