People have so much on their plate today. We can get upset about something we hear, but there just isn’t time for us to have a deep, permanent reaction. Everything is flying by so fast that by the time something sinks in, it’s flown by. Everyone has moved on to the next big thing. How many assume that all the damage from Katrina is taken care of?
You have a job, spouse, child(ren), their activities, spouse’s social obligations for work, your social obligations for work, time with your spouse, child(ren) and time with your friends. 140 characters. There just isn’t a way to have a meaingful connection. Until something happens.
You “feel bad” about the situation in the Gulf, or the devastation in Haiti, or the computer dump sites in India, or aids. We cannot act on a global level, we’re just individuals. But when we find the spark that ignites our attention and passion, then we devote ourselves to it. We may “feel bad” about other things, but all of our efforts go toward that one thing.
Greg Mortensen works for schools, my school chum Sally works for fleece coats for Nepal. I take time each day to “click” free food for animals in shelters. It may not be much, but it is what I can do today.
What is your passion? How are you making your “tiny” difference, the one that will change the world??