All or Nothing

The Daily Post-Daily Prompt“Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything, it is because we are dangerously close to wanting nothing.” — Sylvia Plath  Which do you find more dangerous: wanting nothing, or wanting everything?


Wanting nothing is by far more dangerous than wanting everything.

Each day I encounter a student or parent that has no hope, no plan, no motivation to do something different.  They’re not lazy, they’re not stupid.  They just want nothing because they believe they deserve nothing.

To them, hope is an expensive luxury.

This apathy and depression is prevalent in poverty-ridden communities where the daily grind is so overwhelming there is no time to want anything other than the very basic necessities (many of which are as elusive as hope).

For this reason, it is so incredibly important to encourage community growth through building up the family and supporting education at every level.  This is more than just throwing money at individuals and organizations.  Reawakening hope takes grit, passion, perseverance, and time.

Without this, we’re fostering a system that spits out young men and women who create nothing because they want nothing.

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