Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 63 – Society’s Problems Are Trash

There’s less trash in the vacant lot at the end of the street than there was yesterday.

mailboxes with trashThink of society’s problems as trash.

When there’s only a few pieces of trash, its easy to pick up.

When there are huge piles of trash, its easy to just accept them. After awhile we don’t even see them.

One homeless person can easily be given a bed. But when there are hundreds, its easy just to accept that there will always be homeless people. After awhile we don’t even see them.

One unemployed person can easily be given a job. But when there are thousands, its easy to accept that there will always be unemployment. After awhile we don’t even think about it.

In order to pick up the trash in the vacant lot, we have to be willing to see the trash. If there’s a lot of trash we might be tempted to just accept it. But even if we can’t pick up all of it, we can choose to pick up some of it. And if we pick up some of it, then we become a part of the solution.

And that’s why giving your time is so important. Regardless the size of the problem, we become part of the solution.

We can ignore the trash or we can choose to pick up the trash. It’s our choice.

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About Eric Winger

Our perception of time is key to how we use our time. The most fundamental way to change that perception is to give our time. This opens us up to new opportunities and ideas from which we can build to really make a difference. ... Yes, we *do* have time to make a difference!
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