Wednesday, August 31, 2011

You're weird.

Yes, you, my friend, are a strange little duckling, as my father would say.

A recent survey uncovered that a mere 25% of the 2600 Americans surveyed feel some responsibility to improve the world they live in.  Think for a moment about your friends at the church, their activities and level of involvement.  It should be pretty clear that you are part of a very unusual group of people.  Does this statistic answer why there may not be as many Humanitarians on the honor roll as you may like?  It makes anyone who donates anything at all look like a superstar, huh?

This is a case where I think it's ok to be in the minority.  Can you imagine being in such a mental condition that you didn't actually think that you should do anything to improve the world?  If one were so spiritually blind as to be able to ignore any of the myriad non-optimum conditions on the planet that can be improved with effort, technology and energy, how else might that affect one's life?

Remember, if you begin to feel lonely, these words by Margaret Mead -

"Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.  For, indeed, that's all who ever have."

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