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Who Will Take Care Of The World If You Won't?

During a pivotal and particularly dismal time in my life when I was 19 years old I was talking to my father and I remarked flippantly, "I don't care..."

Instead of going off on me he paused, appearing almost bewildered and asked, "Son, if you don't care, then who will? Who will take care of the world if you won't?"

No words ever had a stronger impact on me than these and they have been my guide from that day forward.

I often hear, "I don't care." Mostly from adults. And the words make me cringe. Because with so many people choosing not to care about their communities, their front lawns, where they throw their trash, their fellow man and even their spouses...how can we accomplish anything good that will last? How do we raise our children with the expectation that they should take us seriously when they see us disrespecting everything including ourselves?

I am just one...but I do care.

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