Tuesday, April 11, 2017

I is for I


I is for I
Quote from the Movie The Princess Diaries: 
"And then I realized how many stupid times a day I use the word 'I.' And probably all I ever do is think about myself. And how lame is that when there's like seven billion other people out there on the planet, and... sorry, I'm going too fast. But then I thought, if I cared about the other seven billion out there, instead of just me, that's probably a much better use of my time."
Sure its just a silly movie, but I love this little excerpt from there and I often have to remind myself to stop using the word 'I' and start thinking about the other seven billion people. Don't may of us use the word 'I' a lot in a day? Sometime its important that you think of yourself and not give to much of your soul to the world, because the world doesn't care about little ol' you, its to big to care about individuals. There are lots of people out there who are good and kind and selfless. I have several friends like that and I find myself telling them to stop thinking of others and start using the word 'I' more often. But on the other hand, if your like me and many others and you often find you have very little issue worrying about yourself enough in a day, you need a reminder that there are better uses of your time.
I read a lovely post the other day (another atozchallenge poster names Miss Pelican) about chocolate and all the not so great ways it can be harvested, and it was super thought provoking (hence this post). She mentions how its all really hard to swallow. How can one know all of this stuff, but have no idea how to make a difference? I don't have time to do a mission to another country, I don't have the money to donate without making myself broke in the process. Well, the best I got is that acknowledging that there are others that need help is a step toward helping. Being knowledgeable and seeking knowledge, voting in elections, donating blood and other items, and buying products that are made with humans and animals being treated right is the best I know how to do for now....until I figure out how I too can become queen of Genovia.

2 comments:

Karnika Kapoor said...

Wonderful and thought provoking post! so true, we dedicate most of our thoughts to ourselves... on the other hand doing a few small things can make our concerns more accommodating towards the rest of human beings.
Enjoyed the post, thanks for sharing :)
Best Wishes!

Anonymous said...

"Well, the best I got is that acknowledging that there are others that need help is a step toward helping." A very powerful statement! Acknowledging a situation is in fact the first step towards a solution. Your statement is quite thought provoking as well.
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