Just some crazy thoughts for a Sunday afternoon
Call me an idealist. I’d like to think that we can do whatever we set our minds to.
My favorite anecdote is the one of a many walking down the beach picking up starfish that had flooded the beach after high tides. There were millions of starfish that were seemingly doomed, but he just kept walking, picking up starfish one by one and throwing them back in the water. A man stopped him and asked him why he was wasting his time. There was no way he could save all of those starfish; he couldn’t possibly make a difference.
The man bent down
picked up a starfish
and threw it in
“Made a difference to that one”, he said.
Bernard Werber said, “Quand une âme se lève, tout le monde se lève.” [Whe one soul lifts itself higher, the entire world rises]