Contributing to the Effort

It is interesting when people suggest that they are useless.

OK they might not be useless, but they feel useless. They feel like they cannot make any contributions to anything. They feel they are in a dead end job, doing something largely redundant that is keeping them ticking over in their seemingly dead end life. They look at other people who have a boyfriend/girlfriend/husband/wife/children and they feel like as they are they can’t really do much.

What’s particularly interesting about that, is that even this attitude is an active contribution to an effort. That effort is the act of delusion that keeps people in a state of ambivalence. Quite a lot of investment is given to keep people in that state. All based on a quizzical notion that the effort worth contributing to is only when you have a significant other by your side.

It’s quizzical, because really there is more than enough that you can contribute by yourself and in being yourself. There’s so much to learn as to what you can contribute when you realise in yourself there are gifts, qualities and abilities input for the benefit of others. Just by discovering that and seeing the benefit it can make – that in itself is contributing to an effort.

What effort is worth the contribution, though?

(Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash)

For His Name’s Sake


C. L. J. Dryden

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