Feeling so helpless, useless….2
November 20, 2008 by welshcyclist
Just responded to the TV appeal for aid in Eastern Congo, donated £20, whatever that’s worth in this ‘credit crunch.’ Can’t get the image of a little boy of 6 or 7, carrying a sack, of what I presume are his only belongings, to fade from my mind. But it’s the look of total fear and dejection on his face, that already haunts me, a little boy lost and alone, trying to survive. It is heartbreaking.
What kind of world is it we are living in? What can we do, better still what can I do?
Making a donation is something, but not enough, and I feel just so helpless and useless…
In that sense we’re all helpless and useless – except that, if we think that way and act as best we can (be it ever so humbly) in the light of what we think, it will in a small way make a difference, eventually. Which is better than doing nothing.
Yes I agree Nick, “something” is better than nothing, let’s hope that all the “somethings,” eventually add up to a real solution.