Altruism is the caveat we prescribe ourselves when we realize the scales of greed have tipped over, in the face of the visceral needs of our consumerist existence. It could be the self-condemnation, or in rare cases, even the Samaritan in us that exhibits the philanthropic side of us. But at some redefining moment, whilst paying no heed to the naysayers, we all indulge in a little bit of charity from time to time.
Then again, doing something doesn’t always have to be the mammoth task our grey cells portray it to be or deplete our valuable savings. If you have an idea to help someone, or the opportunity to help fellow homo sapiens in need, it doesn’t necessarily have to take up all of your precious time.
The key to getting the ball rolling is to make sure every Tom, Dick, and Harry agrees with your vision to be on the same page. Now this could be the tricky part! Not the same book, not the same chapter but the same page. But this is the exact opportune moment where your limited efforts can trigger a powerful motion, which has the seamless potential to ripple shockwaves across ethnic and geographic boundaries.
If a picture is worth more than a thousand words, then the candid snap of a destitute being is but sure enough to render any soul speechless. Perhaps a video, if you harbor a creative bug , which can bring audiences to tears or, quite simply, a few articulate phrases that hit the right spot. Your idea can move mountains!
And with a couple of re-posts and retweets, a simple idea can spiral dangerously out of control. And the innate human desire to a part of ‘it’ can trigger the largest of turnouts.
So put your idea out there, and spend some frustrating time on one of the greatest inventions since sliced bread – social media. And I promise, you will definitely reach the point where you’re but forced to think: “How did this happen?”