Currently the world is making me incredibly depressed. And I don’t have the energy to fight it.
I am a fighter at heart, no question about it. I am of the strong belief that I can’t expect other people to do things that I wont try to do myself, i.e. save the world.
Currently the state of affairs are however driving me nuts. 8 months and counting, and I don’t have energy to save the world.
I get whispers in my ear, telling me that I have to save myself first, before I can save everyone else. I can’t save other people from drowning, if I will drown in the process.
But I want to, I really want to help make the world a better place. What can we do?
For me, that currently am in a state where I can’t really do anything, there are tiny minuscule things that I can do, and then hope that people will pay it forward.
Examples: 1) I’m now a proud patron of Magnus Andersson the current leader of the Swedish Pirate Party, for $25 a month. Those who know me know that 6 years ago I was a candidate in the Swedish election for the Pirate Party. In that situation I also had people who helped me because they could. Right now I can’t go out and work for the Pirate Party myself, but I can help those who do.
2) a few days ago, a lady on Twitter asked if people would be interested in sketches for $15 so she could pay the rent. I signed up, and went ahead and helped.
I do what I can. Sometimes I need to remind myself that I do help as well.