Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Just One Person...

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.

1 comment:

  1. i read ya rantings ye squirt!

    if you reach one person, you've done your job. even if they consider you and reject you. you just knock the dust from your sandles (or doc martins, or high heels) and move on. being awake and a light tends to wake others up too and lets them have the courage to let their dim light shine... others will go back to sleep and mutter strange things at you as you pass.

    keep writing, i'll keep reading!