Do we care?

I’m not sure why this came into my mind, but it was there when I woke up this morning. I am sure we’ve come across family and friends who we know care, but their actions and support don’t show us they care; which can leave us hurt, frustrated and angry.

I personally don’t believe anyone wittingly goes out of their way to chastise or ignore what someone else goes through, but part of the problem I believe stems from that person, from their past; from how they cope or how self-absorbed they have become. It’s never done on a conscious level.

As we begin to nurture children, we teach them how to behave, how to care and be caring; how to support; how to reach out to others when they need support. Of course, if someone hasn’t been shown all of these things, it’s less likely to happen.

It’s true that we can show children all these things; but that doesn’t necessarily mean they will go on to do all they have been taught. The problems in the UK have recently been testament to that. Stress and strains of life can change how we feel and even with things that we deal with, it’s so important never to lose sight of why we’re here.

It isn’t right for us to continually make our own life an excuse, as to why we don’t reach out to others and yet that is what the majority of us do. Our lives seem to be a permanent excuse.

Take a different stance, do something different today and show someone you care.


14 Aug, 2011

4 thoughts on “Do we care?

  1. I had this last week when my brother and my sister in law were here. They took no interest in anything I was doing. Yet I am supposed to be excited about my nieces’ lives.

    I guess I was trying to blend into the background too much because there was a lot going on last week. Plus I was not around that much any way.

    1. Randy your nieces should be as interested in what you do, as you are in what they do. Because you’re the adult your supposed to take an interest regardless of what they do.

      If children are taught to take an interest in people generally, I am sure they would be happy to do that. I think it has to work both ways.

  2. I don’t think people took that much interest in what I did when I was growing up.

    I learned to show compassion to others and I think I taught my daughter the same. I hope I can teach my other child and any grandchildren the same.

    1. Parents were more practical and didn’t always know how to support their children emotionally back then.

      It is good that you have taught your daughter and will go on to continue to teach compassion to your own family. We cannot change what others do, we can only change what we do.

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