How could I really help the hundreds of millions of people suffering in the world?
and even if I just picked one group of people to help...
Is their plight more important than another's?
A few weeks ago I expressed these feelings to a couple of my close friends, and one of them reminded me of this story:
The Starfish Story
Original Story by: Loren Eisley
One day a man was walking along the beach when he noticed
a boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean.
Approaching the boy, he asked, “What are you doing?”
“Son,” the man said, “don’t you realize there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfish?
You can’t make a difference!”
After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up another starfish,