All the world's tragedies, joys and accomplishments are made known to us. An earthquake happens, millions know about it in seconds. Every plane crash seems to happen in our backyard. Companies vie for our attention with increasingly outlandish headlines.
Today, the list of things that can shock us back to reality, to make us stop and reflect deeply on what has happened becomes shorter every day.
One of the few things left is generosity. A selfless act of giving, regardless of size or cost, can significantly affect someone's day. In a desensitized and narcissistic world, be generous to others. Give when it's least expected.