It was a joke tonight at my work function that "if we reach one person, we've done a good job." Part of me agrees and part of me doesn't. Don't get me wrong, I totally believe in helping whoever you can, however you can. But I have a slight problem with this statement.
Why should we be satisfied if we only reach one?
Clearly we missed something- we missed out on telling people or sharing stories. We missed out on what people really need or want.
That's kind of how I feel with this blog. I went into this whole writing thing saying it was for myself, but if I'm being honest with myself, I want to help people. I want to be an inspiration, a laugh, a piece of advice for people. This is ultimately my goal in life so why shouldn't it be my goal online.
Problem is...I'm not reaching anyone! I don't think anyone reads this. And that sucks. Because I want to help people.
For example...today is World AIDS Day. I know people who have AIDS. I met people, they became my friends, and then I left. They still had AIDS. They may have died and I wouldn't know because they are an ocean away. Some of the poorest people are my friends. And that means that my friends will die, because of a disease that can be prevented!
So please...get tested. Use protection.
I'd like to touch lots of lives. I won't settle for just one.