Today’s prompt from the daily post is to build the perfect sandwich with $5000. How can this be done when “my perfect sandwich” involves a Zen existence cozily sandwiched between a loving humanity and the freedom to express oneself? You see I already have my perfect sandwich. However, now I theoretically have $5000 to build another perfect sandwich. Well, seeing as it is “my” choice do I use the $ to provide aid for the homeless in the form of real food to warm the belly as well as the heart? Do I use the $ to educate those who are lost and looking for a way to cope with the pressures of this current society? Do I use the $ to provide some unfortunate person with a new start in life…from the streets to a livable apartment and a job opportunity? Do I use the $ to enlist mental health experts to aid those oh so many street people overcome their incessant demons? Do I try to provide help for as many as possible and fall short due to lack of funds? Do I decide to provide help for a select few to work one at a time toward their perfect sandwich? Yes, there are solutions to providing the perfect sandwich to the ones who need, but are the needs too immense? The way I see it, I can as one person do only as much good for others as I can on a one to one basis, with daily moments of warm-heartedness toward those I meet which in turn would give them a basis to pass the warmth forward. I cite a quote from the Dalai Lama”s Facebook page:
“Modern education pays attention to the development of the brain and the intellect, but this is not enough. We need also to be able to develop warm-heartedness in our educational systems. This we need from kindergarten all the way through university.”
Would the $ for the perfect sandwich provide the most to others when in combination with larger sums? Would the $ be better go towards a larger possibility of providing the larger perfect sandwich? There you have it.