I don’t know what people from other cultures are like
But I asked myself the question, “Do they shoulder others’ burdens more than Americans?
And if so, does that make their society happier?”
For if I am of mental wealth, and I am on the phone with you, a stranger, and we have a brief professional relationship for you are a member of a group that provides a professional service,
Should I not give you more happiness, if I can afford it, and you are down on your day?
And shouldn’t everyone do this, whenever they can?
And won’t this make everyone happier, or less down on their days?
I think how strangers interact is a large component of what defines a “culture”
And I think we, in the States, can improve how we interact with each other
To make everyone’s life better off.
They say you need a hobby like it will revolutionize your life
I write poetry and it doesn’t make me feel much better
But now, I am writing one small poem
And that is a difference in the world
Maybe I was overestimating how much of a difference I could or should make
Maybe my input will always be small
But I can live with that
I can write this small poem
Writing poetry doesn’t make me feel great, but it’s something–sometimes the only thing–that I can do. So I choose to do it.
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