Angeline, my wife, and I enrolled as polling and counting agents for DAP during the recent 13th General Election. We made quite a pair as I could not see any other married couple taking to this kind of ‘political’ stage.
It was a good experience for sure as we had never done anything like this before. Exercising our voting rights was all we did all these years.
This time around we pushed the envelope further by standing taller for a cause. By involving ourselves in the election process as polling & counting agents to ensure integrity and fair play, it was our step forward in playing a bigger role than just voting! In other words, we acted on our conviction and sense of duty!
Like us, many are already doing this in their own actionable ways, like attending rallies and ceramahs, donating, giving a helping hand in any way they could, etc.
All of us have one thing in common – we believe that actions got to speak louder than mere words and actions can be in any form except being passive!
I am a firm believer that changes can only happen through actions. Words alone mean little unless they are backed with action. No wonder, I always marvel at those who go all out, with courage and selflessness, to do what they believe in.
Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Mother Teresa, Mahatma Gandhi – I hailed them as my heroes, strength and inspiration. When I look at their lives, their actions (and sacrifices) are thousands times more than the little that my wife and I did. No big deal, really!
So, what cause do you stand up for? What actions are you taking on it?