This was something mentioned by a Facebook friend on a post I recently made. If your “friends” with me on Facebook, you’ll notice that I occasionally post about care-worthy causes. Things like the helpless and useless slaughtering of baby seals, the massacre of dolphins and whales, the illegal finning of sharks, environmental pollution, human trafficking, and other such deserving causes that need to be spread. I care about them, I find a good article, and I share it so more people can learn about it.
After a few comments, the guy finally closed with; “There’s only so much a guy can do”.
I hear this often and I think many people, unfortunately, think like this.
I have another buddy who recites a similar mantra by saying, “Not much one guy can do anyways”.
Ugh, I despise this kind of thinking. It basically creates an excuse so one can carry on with their day and not care about anything. It’s just a method to block out the things that are going on in the world so they can focus on themselves without much worry.
In some ways I understand this sort of attitude. Maybe learning about the alarming rate of plastic forming in the ocean or the rapid destruction of ancient rain-forests causes one to think, “What will me recycling really do for the planet?”
But that’s the wrong way to think.
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