Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Why Care About Your Own Community?
One of the main reasons this blog was started was from the need be the difference, to make a difference. This quote: 'You make a living by what you get, you make a life by what you give' - Winston Churchill, sums it up perfectly. By taking care of others, we take care of ourselves, and increasingly I believe our societies are self absorbed to the point of delinquency. Narcissm is a clinical condition, and it underpins many of the depressed people we encounter.
We don't have to care about other people to heal ourselves, we just have to start noticing the world around us. It might be that a beetle shares our living space, or the way the light falls on a cluster of leaves on a particular morning. It starts with the knowledge that the place we live is in the here and now. Here everything happens.
So what impact are you making?
“If I was a student, I would march against myself.”