“I have a very strong feeling that the opposite of love is not hate – it’s apathy. It’s not giving a damn.” – Leo Buscaglia
Given all of the problems that plague the modern world, it is very tempting to throw up our hands and simply let the chips fall where they may. It is indeed difficult to care about everything without being overwhelmed. However, no one said that being a world changer would be an easy job. Nevertheless, when we participate actively in the problems of our world, bringing our love to those who need it and our joy where hope has been lost, the payoff is astounding.
Though the battles can be sometimes heart-wrenching, the victories are spectacular. Be it the look of thanks in the eyes of a neighbor you have helped through hard times, the discovery of a new innovation that will ease the suffering of future generations, or the simple satisfaction of a job well done, the treasures we receive from caring about the world around us and acting upon our passions are often beyond words.
When you feel yourself getting overwhelmed by the hardships facing those in the world around you, take comfort in the fact that you may just hold the answer we are looking for.