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Rent to pay for your room on Earth August 30, 2010

Filed under: Volunteering — polyachka @ 12:26 pm
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Our jobs don’t always define us, and very often we don’t even like what we do. This aspect dilutes our personalities and makes us feel lost, but we need to remember that we have jobs to make a living but we are so much more than that! We can always find something else in our lives that would define us, whether it is our family ties, our hobbies, or volunteer work.

Millions keep living in the worst conditions possible. They don’t have jobs, food, water, housing, medicine and schooling. It is our responsibility to never forget about those people, always appreciate what we have and help those in need while we can. “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.” by Mohammed Ali.

People get so frustrated with their powerlessness in this giant world and feel incapable of doing big things. After reading books like Mountains beyond Mountains, Three cups of tea, The Blue Sweater, An Imperfect Offering and others one would wonder: “What can I do if I don’t devote all my time and energy to a good cause? My effort would be minimal”.  Or we get intimidated realizing that we don’t have the ambition, tolerance, guts to do what others do or that we are not that driven, brave, determined, that we are simply humans with dreams. We don’t have to be Greg Mortenson to make a difference. Even if we make a small effort , we can change the world for the better, because every small effort is a big thing.

“Some people are fortunate enough to earn their livelihoods in jobs that directly help to create a more peaceful, just and sustainable world. But much of the efforts to make life better for our communities and our world are done by volunteers — people who work for a better world without pay. Volunteers ARE creating a better world, one person and one act of kindness at a time.” by Robert Alan.

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