I was going through some old saved messages, and came across this, which seems timely and in fact is probably always timely. I sent it out Feb. 15, 2013 and titled it “Causes.” As far as i can see, nothing has changed.
My friends send me emails and links about various things that concern them. Many of them I agree with but find myself unable to give more than casual assent. I was reading about something or other, realizing that I agreed but couldn’t bring myself to actively care, when I all but heard this:
“Care about what you care about, not what you think you should care about. Leave the things you think you should care about, but can’t, to those who are called by them.”
If we each stick to the things we care about, nothing important will be neglected. We are all specialists in this world.