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I feel like I'm too delicate for the 'real world'

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MadJeffBarn Sun 18-Dec-16 20:56:51

Watched a channel 4 clip on Facebook based in a Syrian hospital, and I sobbed my heart out. It's about the 6th time I've cried for Syria, and the children there. I'm in quite an emotional job, and nearly every shift just emotionally exhausts me. I always feel small and insignificant, because there's so little I can do to help! I donate money and time where/when I can but it just never ever feels like I do enough. Does anyone else feel like this?

MadJeffBarn Sun 18-Dec-16 20:57:40

I've also realised I'm in the wrong forum! Apologiessad

sortthetacheoutbernard Sun 18-Dec-16 20:59:01

I think most people have cried and felt helpless about Syria.
I guess all we can do is channel that into giving money, time and prayer (if religion is your thing)

VimFuego101 Sun 18-Dec-16 21:01:10

My heart is made of concrete but the situation in Syria is heartbreaking. It's not just you.

I always feel like I should do/ give more - but if everyone gives a little and cares about something, it can make a big difference.

It is easy to live in our own bubbles but the world is harsh for many people. Change can only happen if we make it happen and that could be by volunteering time with a charity here or giving money to organisations such as Oxfam or Christian Aid.

iloveeverykindofcat Mon 19-Dec-16 06:56:54

To be honest, feeling helpless is what politicised me. I hard to start looking at the big picture and thinking about how all these sorts of things add up, joined a union and a left wing party. Giving money helps, in the short term but - I think - the only thing that's going to help in the long time is organizing with other people who have vision for a better world, who at least want a better world. Maybe that make me sound hopelessly naive and romantic, but cynicism was getting me nowhere, so what's the option?

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