Past the seeker as he prayed came the crippled and the beggar and the beaten. And seeing them, he cried, “Great God, how is it that a loving creator can see such things and yet do nothing about them?” God said, “I did do something. I made you.” Sufi teaching
It’s not fair that some people have such hard lives and suffer so much.
Why does the world have to be like this anyway?
There’s too much pain and injustice in the world, and it will always be like that.
Hold on a minute! Stop acting like a victim who can’t make a difference.
You have power. You can act. You can do something about other people’s suffering.
In fact, it’s what you’re made for. I can tell because of what happens to you when you do something important for someone else. When you throw up your hands in despair and proclaim your inability to act, your energy drops, your enthusiasm decreases, and your zest for life wanes.
But when you act… your energy rises, your passion for life increases, and your sense of purpose grows. The more you do for others, the more certain you are that your life has meaning . The more certain you are that you are contributing to others, the more fulfilled you feel. The more fulfilled you are, the more you smile, laugh, dance. You’re more confident and feel greater peacefulness. Acting for others makes you more you.
So, give to others, because it’s what you’re made for.