LNT: Greed, Selfishness and Apathy

“The greatest danger to our future is apathy.”

Jane Goodall

Take a moment please to truly think about this statement. Let the truth resonate within your very bones. The worst thing you can do is to harden your heart and stop caring. Be kind. Have compassion. Learn to forgive. Help those who need it. Just be a good person. Care.

Practice empathy.

That is what this world needs.

I know it is not that simple; god knows I know, but sometimes it really is as simple as doing something like helping your mom with the dishes. All you have to do is be a decent person. Put yourself in someone else’s shoes for awhile and just think. Sometimes that’s all you need to do. There is so much pain and suffering in this world and everyone should work at decreasing it. Everyone. Only light can drive out the darkness. But still, I know it’s not always that simple.

Still, kindness costs you nothing.

Everyone is fighting a battle that you could not imagine. You can’t have any inkling as to how difficult someone’s life is until you have lived every moment of their life. So just be kind. Take deep breaths and be understanding. Most importantly, help people when you can.

And remember this as well, you did not get where you are alone.

As much as we like to think we are self-made we are solely independent individuals who do not reply on anyone or anything to get us through the day (and in some ways we are but I’m talking historically big picture here, guys) reality is we aren’t. If you use pavement that you didn’t lay down, use a toothbrush you didn’t make, walk with shoes you bought, buy groceries or pick apples from trees, hell if you breathe unless you somehow created that oxygen, you reply on it–in small ways, we all depend on something. And that’s not a bad thing–so stop thinking it is. It means you’re human. Congratulations!

Respect the ground you walk on. Respect those around you. You stand on the shoulders of those that came before you. Act like it.

Help.

Practice kindness.

Have compassion.

Practice empathy.

Love.

And just help when it is needed.

Wish that person you never talk to a happy birthday.

You may never know how a small kindness can change someones life. The smallest, most insignificant moment can have a profound impact on someone’s life.

Live well.

Live authentically.

And love wholeheartedly.

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