Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Numb to the World
I believe in the world's capacity for goodness.
But, I'm also aware of its tendency to chase after the opposite. I'm aware of our selfishness. I'm aware of our bad choices. I'm aware that sometimes the things people do just don't make any sense. The things I do don't make sense.
I get frustrated and I feel beat down and confused, small and helpless. I am just me. Just one little me. What could I possibly do to make a difference? What could I possibly do to make it better?
So, sometimes it seems that it would be easier to just batten down the hatches and pretend it isn't there. It would be easier to construct my own quiet safe little world where I can be Princess. But, being royalty in a safe created haven means I am leaving a broken, sad, hurting world that needs me.
It needs me. And it needs you. And it needs us all to do whatever we can. Because, don't you think that if we all did whatever we could, even if it was just a small whatever... don't you think that would make a difference?
So we can't. We can't leave. We can't pretend. We can't allow ourselves to grow numb. This world needs us. It needs us to be better.
Together, we can be just that.