A lot of people I know want to be a hero of sorts and contribute to saving the world. Often though, we feel like we don’t have enough power, enough influence, enough, well, anything, to make a significant difference.
But have you ever tried to change the world one interaction at a time? It might seem easy – but really, it isn’t. When someone hurts you deeply and shows no signs of remorse (or even blames you), it takes a hero to get over the anger and frustration, to look past the blatant ignorance and to be able to still “let your heart burn with loving kindness for all who may cross your path”.
Being a hero means going through fire and emerging on the other side, a tattered, bloodied and in pain, but victorious. And the great news is that every single one of us can be a hero.
Too bad we can’t fly.
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Thanks for this post… I think meaningful change in society can only start at the individual level. Unfortunately, that will be a like of fragmented, broken hearts… As they say no good deed goes unpunished, which leads a lot of people to forgo doing good deeds. Too much heartache…
Then again, if doing good deeds was easy… Everyone would do it right? Maybe that’s why they are recognized as “good” deeds, because they are so exceptional…
I think that there are different types of good deeds, each with their own ‘reach’. Most people in the world are good people, but the problem is that the good deeds that they do are limited in their ‘reach’, whereas the few bad people that exist have a much larger reach. It really is a matter of getting more and more good people to act more and more on their inherent goodness. For example, buy less, so that you can spend more on each item, and buy items that are not produced in an unethical fashion, be it towards humanity or the environment – or both.
What do you think?