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On lives mattering

Some don’t care about you, whether you live or die.

They may not know you exist.

They may know you exist, but not know you enough to care.

They may know you exist, but hate your guts.

In their world, your life doesn’t matter.

Having someone matter to you means their existence has an impact on your life.

When does someone’s existence impact you? When you care about them.

How can you care about them? By getting to know them.

How do you get to know them? By spending time with them.

Time. The one currency you can’t get more of, and of which with every minute that passes you have less.

Giving your time to someone is the way to get to know them, and as a result caring about them. And if you care, their existence impact you, making them matter.

Lives matter when you give of yourself to them.

So reach out personally to someone whose life may not matter to some. Reach out personally to someone whose life may not matter to you – yet.

And maybe one day we’ll agree the measure of lives mattering is that they just…

do.

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