Pick Me Ups

A friendly picker upper for the perfect stranger.

Caring June 15, 2010

Filed under: Cards,Quotes — neepaparikh @ 4:25 pm
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Location: Toronto Zoo Education Branch


Dear Perfect Stranger,

I hope this note finds you in a good place and that it serves as a little pick-me-up during your day.

Let’s think back to prehistoric times. With so many large and majestic creatures roaming the land, its hard to see how humans and their ancestors survived. We are not fast creatures. We don’t camouflage well. We don’t have offensive mechanisms such as claws or poison. So how did we avoid being eaten?Anthropologists suggest that it is the complex relationships humans built with each other that allowed us to survive. The communication and level of caring we showed each other allowed us to outsmart and avoid our predators and move up the food chain. So in a way, the need to work together and care for each other is inherent in all human beings. We are inherently good.

If this is true, shouldn’t we all be caring for each other now? Many of us do but too many of us don’t. As inherently good people, as a species that is built on relationships, it is our job, our social responsibility to help others and to help make our world a better place. There is no need for big gestures as we have often found that it’s the little things that count. An old Arab proverb says, “If you have much, give of your wealth; If you have little, give of your heart.” Do what you can to help others afterall, its part of being human.


Your friendly picker upper


One Response to “Caring”

  1. Serina Says:

    That’s an interesting way to look at things. We used to all be connected by a common goal – a need to survive, which we could never do on our own. Now our goal is to be successful at any cost. It would be nice if more of us went back to our roots and helped each other out. Caring is something we’re all capable of, it just takes some effort to show it.

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