The question was asked in a recent article in The New York Times (”When the Time for Stuff Is Over” by Joyce Wadler, Nov.25, 2010): What is worth worrying about?
And, the woman being interviewed (Barbara Roche Fierman) said something profound: ”People doing good things on this earth, leaving the world a better place. It doesn’t matter what you do — if you do for cats, fine; if you do for Uganda, fine; if you do for the trees,” she says. But ”everybody owes it to the world to make it a little bit better.”
I agree with her completely and do try, in my own small ways, to make things better for people I know or care about. I may not succeed as much as I would like to, but I try to overcome my own selfishness, my own self-centeredness.
What about you? What do you think of this person’s comments?