Thursday, February 16, 2012

How hard is it to follow instructions?

We all know that smoking is bad; it cripples the proper functioning of one’s immune system, stains teeth and ultimately kills people. Those facts, together with an instruction to quit smoking, are clearly stated on cigarrete packs. Yet, millions of people smoke like their lives depend on it.  
The fast spread of HIV is a result of unsafe sex and therefore people are instructed to use condoms. However, each day sees quite a large number of people getting infected.
Countless media campaigns can not stress it enough that people should not drink and drive. But a very astonishing percenatge of road accidents in South Africa is a cause of people driving while under the influence of alcohol and drugs.
Instructions are there to prevent, to protect, to influence, to guard and to guide. They are all over the place, but why do we still have such a chaotic society?

1 comment:

  1. well put. I love your blog spirited you are indeed.