Or is it?
I've thought about things and I understand myself just a little bit better now. I invest lots of time and effort. I give my support and advice. I lend my ears. I can reflect and try to change all I want but I'm never going to be able to change what happens around me.
I remember when I used to want to be a humanitarian. I used to want to help people - to change the world. But now I realize that I'll never achieve that goal. Of course I want to help. But I won't ever be able to reach everyone. All I can do is be the best person I can be and give to and care for and love the people I come across in my life. I have to try to change people's lives, even in just a small way, one conversation at a time.---
My single goal in life used to be just to be remembered, long past my death. I had this dream of a good friend of mine, old and withered, telling their grandchildren about me. About all I did and the type of person I was.
Do you think I can still achieve that goal?
Maybe not. But I hope that my spirit lives on when I pass away. I hope people will give with all their heart. I hope the world will be a better place...
In the end, all I can do is keep doing what I'm doing. Be there. And hope for the best.
Everything will be okay in the end; and if it's not okay, it's not the end.