In one of my previous posts under the category “cave man series”, in which I offer my perspective on the birth of new ideas to mankind and their effect on life and humanity, I once talked about the significance of the invention of the queue.
Its positives are obvious when many people are waiting to be served by someone to solve their problems, make their lives easier, or do them a favor. However, what If the situation is flipped and many people want to serve or do a good deed and they have to stay in queue? Does that sound logical? You’re the one who will be paying or sacrificing! I think these noble people shouldn’t have more of their time and effort wasted and a better solution should be introduced.
Now from another perspective when there is a queue for doing a good deed, it depends on how you would perceive it… returning to “the glass half full/half empty” dilemma. Reactions can range from “it could be that this society is really caring, supportive, friendly and have a high level of belonging”, to “that’s a hell of a persuasive campaign and damn good creative director plus a poor infrastructure”. I may think of it also as a gauge to a community’s moral… Is there usually a bigger queue on a restaurant or a charity? But it’s possible that they will be buying the food or material to the poor. We may quick to judge these things as negatives rather than taking our time to perceive them as positives. But who is doing who a favor? Is it you receiving money or taking one’s money? Is it taking his blood or donating it? Or is it giving his blood or getting rid of his blood?
When a natural disaster strikes, many people jump to help… and it’s chaos if all would do the same thing. This is where the role of leadership comes into play, and in turn a teaching system of how you could help organizing those who would want to donate when the number of donators exceeds the number of service agents.
I can see an automated or manual system to start rolling that shifts the attention to a number of people from donating their money/blood into donating their effort and time…so their focus would shift in helping managing the crowd to smoothen the process and making it efficient immediately.
To conclude, doing a good deed may have many countless shapes and you canstart by doing something simple yet effective, giving others the benefit of the doubt and be positive.
Edited by: AFM