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Monday, February 29, 2016

Who Cares?

I read an interesting article about care today, and what the article brought to mind is that sometimes you may care more than others, and sometimes it might be the other way around.

For example, you may work and work and work for something, but to some, your efforts might not matter--they simply may not care.

The same is probably true for you. You probably have friends, colleagues, and acquaintances that are driven and invested and passionate about topics you may not be interested in.  That happens. We're all different.

Yet, it's good to discern the care quotient when you get involved in matters. For example if you advocate for an issue that's close to your heart with people who are uninterested, it's likely you'll get little support. On the other hand, if you give your all to an initiative that many support, there will be many fans and lots of help.

Don't hit your head against the wall and try, try, try again with those who aren't interested in the first place. Instead, find your allies, comrades, friends, and enthusiasts--the ones that see what you see, desire what you desire, and are willing to work for that end.

There's so many places and people out there that will embrace who you are and what you do, that it's not worth your while to advocate in circles that don't welcome you. Find your circles of care--the people, places, events, and ideas that you can enthusiastically contribute to with support and meaning. Onward.