Watching and reading news from around the world can almost make me depressed. There is so much needless suffering, and far too much cruelty. Sometimes I wonder: “Where did all the heroes go?" and “Where is the compassion?”
I got much compassion for humanity. I want to make the world a better place. I think that is a reasonable expectation of my “self”. Why wouldn't I try to contribute? I could hardly complain about the state of affairs if I myself did nothing to make things better. And I would dislike myself, because I want to be a caring and altruistic person.
But, sometimes I think: "Why do I bother? Why am I fighting evil, when it does not seem to make a difference?" Sometimes you get little back for being kind and giving.
Then I remember the words of Edmund Burke: "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."
The success of a life is not measured by a person’s income or status; but by his or her gifts of love to the world. The surest route to a happy life is one lived for the benefit of others.
I may not change the world, but I will try to spark the brain that will change the world. At least, I hope to lay on my deathbed with no regrets, knowing that I tried my best with what I had.
If you think there is to much suffering and cruelty in the world, do something about it. We must be the goodness. Be a light in the darkness!