Hi Raam, you don’t know me and I don’t know you, but somehow you and I and everyone who reads this post…we’re all connected. We’re connected through an idea that is so much bigger than any of us alone, but just by having this conversation, whether we realize it or not, we are making a difference.

I hope that doesn’t sound too crazy…it’s just that I was sitting at home, working on some homework, occasionally checking my twitter account, when I came across your post. This is actually my first time visiting your site, and I am just completely blown away…by your insights, by the growing conversation here, and by this deep sense of connection that I feel.

Sometimes I feel so completely alone and overwhelmed by a sense of helplessness…knowing that so many people are dying of thirst while I soak in my bathtub. I sometimes despise myself for throwing away broccoli that’s gone bad, knowing that there is someone out there who would give anything for that spoiled broccoli.

Other times, I feel so completely blessed and happy to be living in such a beautiful world…so grateful for everything that I’ve been given. And still other times, I forget both of these things and become consumed by the daily tasks of working, going to school, buying things I think I need, folding laundry…

And then there are the rare occasions when I come across something like this post. My head starts spinning, my emotions are churning, and hope starts to well up inside me.

If you think you’re not doing anything to help, look back over this thread and think again. You’ve started a powerful conversation here. Now it’s your job, and my job, and all of our responsibility to keep it going.

I still feel a bit overwhelmed, but at least I know I’m not alone. There must be something we can all do. Of course, there are the small things that add up that each of can do, but I believe there’s a lot more. I don’t know what it is yet, but I’m going to keep thinking about this. Hold on to those memories. Let’s keep this momentum going…