I get so bothered by the injustices I see around me and I feel so powerless to do anything about them.

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There are so many things in society which deserve to be fixed that it sometimes feels overwhelming. 

  • Poverty
  • Child abuse
  • Homelessness
  • Racism
  • Public shaming
  • Animal abuse
  • Sexism
  • And too many countless others to name…all of which are important.

 

Where do we begin when all we feel like doing is sitting down and turning on the television to block out the enormity of social problems are feelings of inability to do anything about them? I mean, each of us are only person up against a whole system, right?

I may only be one person, but this is what I can do: I can close my eyes and think of what one (or two at the most) groups in society I feel  most passionately about. Then I figure what exactly it is about this particular group that makes me wish I could help them. Then I can look for others who share my passion, for like-minded company can encourage us to do things that are only possible in our hearts. 

Where do I find these people? They hide in several places… google groups, yahoo groups, Facebook groups, groups set up for local people, organizations, and charities who are already involved in some way with the group you would most like to reach out to. It is easier than our minds make it seem to find a group of like-minded passionate people who also care about my cause. 

When we pool our resources of time, passion, and the occasional dollar we can do great things. If we think about ALL of the injustices around us, it is so easy to get discouraged and quit (i.e. turn on the tv every night). The trick is to pick one goal…one group…one passion…and decide what is the one thing you would give them if you only could…(and btw, you can).