As emotionally evolved humans, we all want a better world so at one level we care about many things, most beyond our ability to impact meaningfully, at least short of opting out of our current life/responsibilities. I’ll call these surface cares v. deep cares. By deep cares, I mean things for which we accept personal responsibility, things which we truly deeply wish to impact, things toward which we wish to direct our energy and resources. Reality being what it is, there is a significant limit to what we can care deeply about without exhausting ourselves.
That said, it is important that we have the self-awareness to care effectively. As the good book says, the wise farmer does not cast his seeds upon rocky ground. Feel-good actions that do not produce desired results are a form of self-delusion at best, hypocrisy at worst.
It is not enough to care, one must care effectively i.e. in such a way as to make a difference: Hell is full of good words, but heaven is full of good works.
“Constantly think about how you can do things better and question yourself” – Elon Musk
“There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.” ― Henry David Thoreau, Walden, or Life in the Woods
“Every day is a micro-representation of our entire lives, it starts with us having a lot of energy and world of possibilities ahead, but if we are not careful, we can end it feeling exhausted, frustrated and leaving many things undone as time is over… Thus, let’s prioritize on what really matters in life every day!” – Rodolfo Peon
As always, I share what I most want and need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier