Every day (Monday through Saturday) I post a daily quote on my Instagram and Facebook pages. On Sunday I write a post inspired by the quote that has received most likes on both social media. This week that is: “There is some good in this world, and it’s worth fighting for.” by J.R.R. Tolkien from the book “The Two Towers”.
As one of my friends commented earlier today, the whole final monologue of Sam is “brilliant and inspiring”. So my question for you today is: What do you feel after reading the quote? Honestly! I should admit that what I’m feeling is hope mixed, unfortunately, with a bit of sadness.
Sometimes we get so engulfed in our everyday life that we tend to forget what we’re actually “fighting” for. And this time I’m not referring to accomplishing goals day after day, but rather – what do we do regarding our global understanding of the world? What are our beliefs? What are our strivings? Do we have any? Have we taken the time to identify them? To fight for them?
I’ll be completely honest with you – I can’t answer “yes” to all those questions. This is the sad part. We come to this world, take what we need and often forget to take the time to give back. I think that writing a personal mission statement may help us a lot to keep in mind and to fight for what we believe is right.
For example, if you believe in justice, and you have consciously identified that believe, next time you see someone being bullied on the street, you might consider your options a little bit more intentionally, before moving on. Or, if you believe in generosity, you might consider different donation options each month or year, whatever works for you. We all carry those qualities inside of us, but when we think about them specifically, when we identify them as our beliefs and strivings, we become much more aware of what our actions should be in order to “fight” for those beliefs.
We all have different value systems and our understanding of good may vary from time to time, but there are always certain crossing points that bring us together. And when we “fight” together for what’s good in our world, we make a difference.
So here’s to a better world!