In my heart, I would love to be able to help everyone but I know that is not possible, nor is that logical. But how great would that be to help every natural disaster victim, homeless person, hungry child, and every other type of victim in the world? Are you kidding, it would be fantastic. Here’s the problem with the idea of trying to fix everything.
First, we are animals, and the animal kingdom has existed longer than we have and it has always been “the strong survive”…who are we to change this? I know, I know…many people will say that we are a “civilized” society therefore we should attempt to fix/ solve all human problems. Sorry, but it just doesn’t work. We can make things “less” of a problem, but can’t solve it. Homelessness for example, we can open shelters and give the man on the corner $10, but that is not solving; that is just a band-aid on the problem.
I am a firm believer in a pecking order, there must be rich just like there must be poor. There must be homeowners just like there must be renters. Therein lies the obvious, balance is how this works. The problem is when we humans think we can intervene. If the National Geographic camera crew jumped in to save every water buffalo from being eaten by the crocodile (or alligator, whatever), eventually crocodiles would die off…no? I’m am not saying we should not help, I am saying we need to get over the notion that everyone can be middle class homeowners.
Second, we built a system based on capitalism, again; a situation of the strong will survive. Our government stepped in and bailed out banks and car manufacturers and so on; some will argue it saved our economy, but we’ll never know. If those banks failed would small to medium sized banks stepped in to larger roles? Of course they would have, that’s capitalism. I own a painting company, if ten other painting companies in my area closed their doors would the world collapse, no, it would allow my painting business to grow. I would step into the void left by that situation.
This is just food for thought, I like that there are people who make it their mission to save the world; that’s balance because I don’t think we can save the world. However, I do think we can help make things less bad, or even good for many people…just not everyone.