The easiest thing to do when you look at the overwhelming need in the world is go numb. Block it out. Because how do you decide who to give to, what to give to, what organizations are doing a good job managing their finances, etc.
I’ve been in that place of overwhelm and understand how it stops you in your tracks. You turn your back on the need because it’s not clear what to do.
At the same time, we want to feel purposeful. We wonder what we’re meant to be doing while we’re here. We think about it in broad, sweeping strokes of change and then get paralyzed again because our ideas are too big.