Posts Tagged ‘caring’

What will our world look like after the coronavirus crisis? That is up to us. Comments 0

Thursday, April 16th, 2020

The great English poet John Milton was struck blind at the age of 44 in 1652, years before he would publish his epic poem, “Paradise Lost.” While grappling with his sudden loss of sight, he penned the last line of a sonnet that seems most relevant to a world in quarantine: “They also serve who Read more

Becoming one’s true self through Manaakitanga Comments 0

Thursday, August 22nd, 2019
Language, love, laïcité and violence

Many young people generously offer themselves for volunteer service and are actively involved in movements for social justice and care of the planet. This involves both personal sacrifice and personal satisfaction. There is a direct link between what we personally become and what we do to help others become. Our own existence is a gift Read more

A caring country Comments 0

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

A friend who divides her time between New Zealand and the European country of her birth, says New Zealand is the most caring country in the world. “People look out for each other,” she says. “If someone falls in the street, people run to help them.” Her opinion may be fashioned by her own compassionate Read more

I am guilty of not caring Comments 0

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

I’m ashamed to say that I almost never interact with poor people. I like to think that I care, that I humanise the issue in my mind, that I don’t ignore it like so many do. But the truth is I am guilty of not caring — of failing to be touched by the humanity Read more