How much should we CARE? Do you care at all?
Lately, I've been watching television, the news, and of course I have been living in our modern American society. Personally, I have noticed a spotlight and showcase, towards these "HUMAN INTEREST & FEELINGS" stories. For example, the kids who volunteers for the homeless shelter. The stranger who donates a kidney to his neighbor. The university educated professor, whom teaches poor city youths part time. The Artist whom gives a free lesson and class to the public. Etc. Etc. Etc.
Also, another reason for this personal numbness to the human interest article, is that all of these "human interest" stories are BORING. Yes, they are often boring. I usually do not care. Should I & should WE? Personally, and you may feel the same, get so caught up in my own "world" of working residential real estate, serving clients, paying bills, credit cards, keeping up the savings, paying taxes, being healthy, keeping romantic relationships, biking, obtaining groceries, partying and just living my OWN LIFE, (YOLO reference insert here) to garner the energy to care about others? Perhaps, this lack of care in others human interest, helps describe my low "friend" count. To summarize, should we as upright citizens be OPEN MINDFUL to others and genuine in our "CARE" for their life situation? Or like the bum asking for money on the corner, figure someone else will handle it? What do you think? Personally, I think I have an honest heart, yet survival of the fittest in our American Capitialist economy, has focused my activities in a different direction. As always, your thoughtful comments are welcomed, as we strive to always stay OPEN MINDFUL.