“I’ve noticed something about people who make a difference in the world: they hold the unshakable conviction that individuals are extremely important, that every life matters. They get excited over one smile. They are willing to feed one stomach, educate one mind, and treat one wound. They aren’t determined to revolutionize the world all at once; they’re satisfied with small changes. Over time, though, the small changes add up. Sometimes they even transform cities and nations, and yes, the world.”
There is a lot to be upset about for sure, but it’s also so refreshing and reenergizing to see so many people willing to go above and beyond just so that one more family stays together, so one more kid is away from danger, so one more person has a better shot at life. I’m proud to see so many of my friends being exactly this type of person.
Nothing more to say except keep it up. Help individual people as if whatever you did to them would be done to thousands. You might never find out how far a little compassion goes, but if you do, you’d probably surprise yourself.