I wish people were as passionate about children in foster care as they are about animals in a shelter.
I keep seeing that message posted around social media and you know what…
I wish people were as passionate about Jesus as they are about politics.
I wish people were as passionate about finding a cure for cancer as they are about their sports team.
I wish people were as passionate about children in foster care as they are about going to Disney World.
I wish people were as passionate about homeless people as they are about LGBT rights.
I wish people were as passionate about eating healthy as they are about getting a flu shot.
This type of thinking absolutely infuriates me. It implies that because someone cares about one thing or cause that they don’t care about another one. Can’t you care about more than one thing at a time? Because someone cares about one thing, does it make it more or less important that something else?
I care about kids in foster care. That’s a really bad situation. What’s even worse is that if you want to adopt a kid in the United States, it can cost upwards of $30,000 or more. BUT if you want to MURDER a baby, it’ll cost you less than $500. Be fired up about that.
My passion just happens to be shelter animals. They have NO voice. They depend on humans for food, water, and care. Did you know when an animal is brought into a shelter, it often only has a few DAYS to find someone to adopt or rescue it or its killed? MURDERED. Since animals don’t have a voice or a way to reach out to people, they have NO way to find a way out of the situation it is in. I choose to be their voice – that hopefully someone will see a cute face, fall in love, and save a life. And I’ve helped save many.
Is this as important as foster children? Some may think not. But when was the last time you saw an orphanage post pictures of children online or on social media trying to help them get adopted? These are children and because of privacy and regulations, it doesn’t happen. Their stories can’t be shared to try to get them adopted. So what can you do about that? Go foster a kid, or two, or four. That’s fantastic! I have friends that do that and I commend them. I’m not in a position to foster children. But I can help network to save animals lives.
Get off your high horse and get over yourself. What cause are you helping or contributing to? Are you fostering children? Are you raising or donating money for foster kids? Find something that means something to you and fight for it. Help someone, somebody, something. Just do something rather than sitting behind your keyboard or on your phone placing judgement on those who choose to.