Day 59 ~ March 30 ~ Intervention
“I am a big believer in early intervention.” ~ Temple Grandin
“What people see you do may not be remembered; what they hear you say may be forgotten; but how they feel your intervention in their times of need will forever be remembered.”
~ Israelmore Ayivor
There are times when nonviolent action can serve as community intervention. There have been many historical examples of citizens taking a stand to prevent a detrimental outcome.
Today I prevent a situation from escalating or deteriorating by stepping in, taking a stand, and speaking the truth.
Today, have the courage to intervene in a caring way with someone whose behaviour is destructive. Through your honest, direct, and loving communication, encourage them to get educated, get on the right track, and get free.
Action for Teens
Alcohol and drug abuse cause violence and are a consequence of violence. We all know someone whose life is affected by some sort of addiction. What can you do to help one of these people in your life? Encourage them to love themselves enough to reach out for help. Support them through this difficult time, and help them find the help they need.
Action for Children
Think about times when your parents have intervened to keep you out of harm’s way. What did they do? What was the outcome?
Intervention only works when the people concerned seem to be keen for peace.
~ Nelson Mandela
"When I see something unjust, I have to intervene - it's hard for me to watch the underdog suffer." ~ Kristen Bell
“Because you can't intervene everywhere, you don't conclude you can't intervene anywhere.” ~ Zbigniew Brzeziński
“As citizens, we all have an obligation to intervene – it’s the citizen who changes things.” ~ Jose Saramago
Seyedeh Roya Sobh Khiz, age 16, Iran
Peace Pals International