Sometimes, people would ask me or I would start to think about how difficult the challenges of development are. Can we really make any difference in the face of so many problems? This story sums up my response:
A man goes out on the beach and sees that it is covered with starfish that have washed up in the tide. A little boy is walking along, picking them up and throwing them back into the water. “What are you doing, son?” the man asks. “You see how many starfish there are? You’ll never make a difference.” The boy paused thoughtfully, and picked up another starfish and threw it into the ocean. “It sure made a difference to that one,” he said.
The only answer i have to those hard questions is, sometimes its ok just to be starfishing…