…. is better than doing nothing.

When out shopping earlier today, I noticed a woman carrying a clear folder with some papers in it and going from one grocery store to another, seeking to speak with management.

Her tearful expressions revealed her agony. It’s obvious that she has been job hunting for some time and has been repeatedly rejected.

I get to witness the suffering of many people who are struggling to make ends meet due to factors such as job loss, inadequate medical treatment, financial hardship, etc.

Part of the reason I teach entrepreneurship is that I believe in the transformative power of education to level the playing field, and the job-creating potential of thriving enterprises.

It’s hard to forget the pain, difficulty, or the look of poverty once you’ve seen it. You’d have to be cold and heartless to be unmoved by the suffering of others.

Understanding pain and acting to alleviate it is at the heart of the sawubona philosophy. The point is to act responsibly, to respond in a way that will actually be helpful.

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the enormity of a problem and feel like we can’t make a difference, but taking even small steps towards helping can make a significant impact.

Doing something, no matter how small it may seem, is always better than doing nothing at all.

It can inspire others to join in and make a collective effort towards a solution.

So, let’s take that first step and do what we can to make a positive difference in the world.

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