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Old 09-27-2014, 06:51 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I think you just have to accept that you can't fix it all, maybe you can't fix any of it, but at least you're trying your best to make things right for these people, and that's what this world needs.

My Ch'an teacher once told a story about a hurricane that washed a shit ton of crabs up on the beach. This old guy goes out and starts throwing them back in the water, but a younger guy asks him, "Why do you bother? You can't throw them all back? What difference can you make?" and the old guy says, "It makes a difference for this one" as he throws it back into the sea.

That's the fucked up thing in life. You can't make the world better. You can just help one or two people here or there. And the weight of shit you have to carry to do that is immense.



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