“2016 was rough but we still have every reason to hope” says Avaaz ⇒. Avaaz has 42 million members and raise petitions that work on the local, national and international level. More ↓, a slideshow and a video.
Below is the extraordinary story of the boatmen who came forward and helped people caught in the 9/11 disaster. They did not know what had happened and did not know if they would be safe. Nearly five hundred thousand people were rescued in less than nine hours. It is a compelling video. Cindy Knoke (of CindyKnoke.com) renamed it “The True Nature of Humanity”. If the sound is interrupted, pause the above slideshow.
Vincent Ardolino, Captain of the Amberjack V, said at the end: “I never want to say the words ‘I should have’. If I do it and I fail, I tried. If I do it and succeed, better for me. And, I tell my children, never go through life saying you should have. If you wanna do something, you do it”.
The idea that we can’t make a difference is a deceit perpetrated by those who profit from the inhibiting effect.
The goodwill, that wishes a better world for others, is unstoppable because it keeps on being born. No matter how slow progress has been, it has gradually prevailed over centuries. No matter how great the struggle, it has shown itself to be indomitable and so will eventually defeat all. It is the true nature of humanity and it is a privilege to be part of it.
Just one thing, just do one thing and smile that you made a difference and that you are part of human evolution.