I saw this picture on Twitter last week. I know this isn't my style on the blog. But, this picture really broke my heart and I wanted to share it with you.
I cannot imagine how people, especially children, can live in war-torn countries. This little girl may forever be scarred.
This is one of those moments when I think to myself, "Did we fail as a society?"
One person did not fail that little girl.
One country or one nation did not fail her.
We all failed her. The whole system failed her. Society failed her.
We are all connected in this one great circle.
For every little thing we consume, we throw away, or we take for granted, someone out there might actually need it. Even the very peace we take for granted, someone out there desperately needs even a single day of it.
Isn't it ironic how there are famines in almost every continent and yet most supermarkets all over the world have so much expiring goods? What if these expiring goods are given away before they even expire? Would famine finally be solved?
A picture is worth more than a thousand words. But, this picture will remain as just another picture if we do not act on it.
I know we cannot end the wars and conflicts in the Middle East or the famine in Africa in one fell swoop. We cannot even help that little girl directly from right where we are. But collectively, our efforts might reach her.
In whatever way we can, let's make the world a better place for someone else, not just for ourselves. And let's do it now.
It's never too late to change the way our society works.
Can I make a recommendation? Start small by consuming or spending less—on water, electricity, food, or clothing. Then, don't just keep what you save. Give it away. We usually have more than we actually need.
Let's change the society collectively and little by little. Together, we might just be able to change the world.