Originally Posted by JRiverMartin
It's worse, because so many don't yet feel this call. And most of those can't understand that my intention is not to provoke guilt or shame. My intention is to provoke love and compassion.
I understand and admit I don't feel the call and also don't feel guilt and shame. I think it is a learned condition from a long family history where just getting your own small social structure to the end with relative comfort prevails. Total world concerns have never been prevalent. The environment and the state of far off places were never much of a concern.
I have been to many countries and seen many cultures. Some of which has disturbed me, some of which has inspired me. I do small things to help out but still do not get passionate about many things besides my own small world. I don't mind my small world either. I've seen lots of the big world and don't feel I am missing much....but this is way off topic!