Resources are inefficiently distributed.
Some people are fighting every month to survive and raise their children, whereas other rich families literally have rooms full of items that they never use. Even the average American household has a massive abundance of unused food, clothes and supplies; meanwhile in parts of Latin America, India, Myanmar, Africa…. many people don’t even have a pair of decent shoes or clothing.
The tragedy that many people live their lives working in an office, on things they don’t enjoy, commuting back and forth in heavy traffic, creating more wealth for someone higher up the ladder than for themselves.Many people go through life with no real sense of community. They have few real friends, they do not have a support system, and most importantly they don’t have someone to talk to. I think loneliness is an unspoken epidemic, especially in this age where you get on the bus and everyone is on their phones.
The tragedy of unfulfilled potential. In many areas, there are people with extraordinary talents but either: a) they are too financially limited to spend much time on developing their true talents; b) they are lonely and have no one to share their talents with; or c) they are addicted to television, food, video games, prescription drugs, or anything else that leaves them uninspired to follow their dreams.
We can make some kind of contribution today if we decide to read up on one of the topics of social causes and perhaps find ourselves at peace at life’s end knowing we contributed to something that made a difference in someone’s life or changed the world in a very small way.
Don’t we believe in the principles –
- What goes around comes around…
- Generosity opens doors: when you give, you always get back more than what you gave
Social causes are done with inner gratitude and selflessness, not to seek fame or impress others around you to gain any advantage.
Fame is desired by those who are lost in life, and even when they acquire it, they can’t use it how they want – instead, fame is using them and takes them to scary places they never wished to go. Only those who feel good as they are, and don’t seek external validation, can use fame wisely, for the benefit of themselves and the world, without being entrapped or blinded by it.
Fame isn’t bad in itself. If you happen to be famous because you have contributed something important to society and the world has embraced you because of that, then that’s totally fine. But don’t try to achieve fame thinking that it will bring love and happiness into your life, because it wont.
Do things for you, not for the approval or satisfaction of others. You will attract the people who will matter.
As Hellen Kellar said, “alone we can do so little, together we can do so much”
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