Wednesday, February 16, 2005

How can we make a difference?

How many of you out there take time out of your busy schedule to make a difference in someone else's life? I've just got done reading a long and lengthy article on Human Consciousness (thanks aunt Lynda) and just what one person can accomplish. Most of us are tied so closely into making ourselves happy or plain survival that we don't pay attention to what's happening to the little bits community that swirl around us. I personally know many selfless people that give more then they take in, they cultivate the people in their lives and are the bonding agent that keeps people together. Each day there's a conscious choice to make improvements to something or someone around them, selflessly. In time these small steps add up and eventually successful communities get started with the seed that they've laid.

One of the problems that we're having in Iraq is that we have people that are trying to break apart the sense of community. Public figures that are trying to make this country a better place get gunned down which takes out another link between today and a better future. Iraqi's are so focused on survival that they have a hard time concentrating on making a difference in the bigger picture, not all of them but enough. They're sole goal is the survival of their immediate family and themselves. They're numb to most of what is going on and I can't blame them, the human body can get used to almost anything. I wish there was an easier way to break this cycle that we're in. Until then myself and people like me will be here working a difference one day at a time.

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