Preserving our ability to care

Have you ever wondered how people dare to care and are able to continue caring? The problems surrounding us can seem more than we can cope with while we are working just to make it through our own day.

No one wants to be hardhearted. Yet at times it almost seems necessary in order to deal with life these days. A neighbor is out of work because a factory or military base has closed down. A colleague is struggling with illness. Someone's vandalizing mailboxes up and down the street. Someone else is struggling with alcoholism. ... It's just too much. After all, you still have to get breakfast ready and get everyone off to school. You have a project that's overdue at work. And then there's the car that needs to go to the shop.

Relaxing rigid attitudes
June 1, 1992

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