I care about so many things but don’t seem to have the energy to do anything about it. I care about the environment – I want the world to be an OK place when Teddy grows up but when it comes to reducing waste in my own house, I don’t always do the right thing. I care about the NHS staying around – I don’t go on protest marches or attend picket lines to support striking workers or write letters to my MP. I just feel deflated every time the news tells me that the government are chipping away at services and budgets and so on. I care that people are dying in other countries because they don’t have enough food to eat – OK so I’m not sure I can actually do anything about that exactly, but surely I should be looking for someone to fund, someone who is helping that I can support the efforts of? I care that there are people that can’t read or write in my own country and area. I looked into volunteering to teach but so far I haven’t done anything about it. I don’t think I’m alone in not doing anything much about the things I care about.
[EDIT] I forgot to add… this post was written on the theme of “care” in 5 minutes, with limited self-checking and no edits. I enjoyed my first foray into Five Minute Friday