Sometimes I get discouraged. Things don’t seem to be working out the way I always thought they would. There are petty differences that are simply annoying. I can’t stand to watch the news. I feel a little isolated and at loose ends. I feel inadequate in so many ways.
These are probably normal feelings. It certainly doesn’t make them any more pleasant.
I find myself craving a way to make a difference in the world. I want to be useful. I want to have a positive impact. I used to believe these feelings were a sign of some sort of arrogance on my part. Who am I to think I have the ability to make a real impact? Perhaps I should leave these important matters to people more capable.
What??? Just think if everyone believed this crap.
How does a person facilitate change? How can one person make a difference? It almost makes me understand the painfully misguided actions of martyrs.
I wonder if it still counts if you just try to make a positive impact on the people you come into contact with in your daily life. Can you make a change if you just start small? Will offering someone support and kindness actually change the world for the better?
Maybe that is not the point though.
Who knows the real secret of life? Who knows what makes a life successful?
How do I live a life that makes me feel proud? Am I really a good person?
The secret of life is….
Well, I’ll have to get back to you on that one.