Wednesday, January 23, 2013

"I'll take it from here."

So this happened:

See the house that is not on fire?  That's on the corner of our street.

It was scary, and then it wasn't.  I've only ever seen a fire like that in movies or on the news.  But the firemen were there, and so everything was okay, and even if it wasn't, there wasn't anything I could do about it. 

I still see myself as a little kid, some times.  I don't think further than "call in the grownups."  Once someone with authority steps in, I'm out.  When a housemate asked, "Is there something we should do?" I shrugged and said, "What can we do?"  Wouldn't I just be in the way?

I don't really believe that I have any power in the world.  I always expect someone else to take responsibility.  And the problem is, I do have power, and I can do things.  And this thing I do, this waiting for someone else to pat me on the head and say, "thanks for bring this to my attention, I'll take it from here," it's the lazy way out.

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