I’ve had this post on my mind for about a month now, and I just wasn’t sure where to go with it. It kind of all came together at once, though. Let me explain…
We, as human beings, are social creatures. I’ve said it before on this blog, and I’ll say it again. We’re designed to live together. Whether you believe that God created us this way, or we simply evolved these traits, you cannot deny that very few of us can survive for long on our own.
It seems to me that if we didn’t gain more than we lose from this arrangement of living in a society, it wouldn’t have lasted as long as it has. There’s got to be some kind of advantage that outweighs all the potential for disagreements, clashing ideologies, and the loss of freedom.
That advantage is summed up in this video I’ve posted below. If you’re like me, it’ll stick with you.
The advantage of community comes from having the opportunity to reach out to those around us when they’re hurting, and to shoulder the load of their life for a little while as they get back on their feet.
There are plenty of people out there, unsung and uninterested in being so, who live every day of their lives in such a way as to be a help to those they come in contact with. One such guy is Nate St. Pierre of ItStartsWith.Us. Check out one of the things he’s working on: Drop A Love Bomb. An idea so simple, and yet extremely profound.
What if each and every one of us racked our brains to determine how to make the world a better place, and implemented it? Every time you see a problem on the news, or in your daily life, ask “What can I do?”. Find a way to impact those around you. Do it now.