“We are not in the same boat. We are in the same storm.”
I came across this sentiment the other day and it truly struck a chord. We really are not in the same boat, are we?
While some may be fortunate enough to have built or inherited yachts, some struggle with a hole in their boat.
Of course, the underprivileged find themselves drowning.
We could either keep battling our own battles or look around, realize that everyone is struggling with themselves, and help each other to win the war.
I believe it is about being aware and grateful. And it is about the will to be more. It’s not greed. It’s working toward what we deserve. Be it a yacht or a boat, we are in a storm. Everyone suffers.
The truth is, we cannot compare sufferings. Picking up an excerpt from my first novella, “If your hands are tied, it doesn’t matter whether you are in a 15-feet swimming pool or an ocean. You will drown just the same.”
All we can do is recognize our privileges and use them to help ourselves and the ones around us.
We are told that the world is a terrible place but what do we do to change it?
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