Here is my two cents on all of the good that is being done on this planet. And I do believe that there are many people and many organizations doing some incredibly wonderful things. Things that save lives or improve the quality of lives. Things that save, preserve, cure, protect, clean, purify, rectify, and even beautify but that’s venturing down a path I really don’t want to go at the moment.
I’m mainly referring to the work of individuals and nonprofit organizations who are out there truly making a different and saving lives. Sure, certain funding and regulatory issues come into play that sometimes impedes progress, but if you take away all of the crud that clutters the process, I firmly believe that we have what it takes to cure a lot of disease and save a lot of people.
I know we have the heart and the drive, and I know there are pockets of greatness existing out there capable of accomplishing game changing feats. I see it every day with some of the organizations that I choose to be affiliated with. And I see it every day in the people I know who are involved with these organizations.
So if that many great people, programs and organizations are out there, and ground breaking advancements are made everyday, why are people still suffering… and dying? We’re close. We’re really close.
The only thing we are missing is more jumper cables. We need more people to serve as conduits who are willing and able to roll up their sleeves and connect these pockets of greatness with one another. These jumper cables need not be great themselves, although by the sheer nature of their function, they would inevitably become great. They just need to extend both hands and grab hold of something great. If we all grabbed on, imagine the size and strength that we could reach and what we would be capable of…. If we were “one”.
And no, I am not talking about simply opening up your checkbook and making a donation somewhere. While that is critical, it’s not the only way to matter.
We need more creative thinkers who can crack and unlock some of the barriers that are binding us from reaching perfection and greatness.
We need doers.
We need more jumper cables.