Contrary to what you might think, there is no collective awareness in society guiding us to an optimal orbit. We all are called–individually and collectively–to become better caregivers. But even this calling is often misunderstood: taking better care of self-interests is not the same thing as giving better care to others.
Unless more interest is placed into concern for others we will fail. There is no escape from our own weaknesses. A dog cannot outrun its own tail.
But collectively we would achieve accountability if we support and encourage individuals in caregiving roles. When we take responsibility for introducing compassion into analysis of conditions, we become loving stewards of God.
If Albert Einstein was correct in saying “The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.” then be assured “What you don’t know can hurt you.”
Most likely this added awareness, if new, will not change the outcome of a present situation. On the other hand it will affect all future generations and that in turn could create opportunities and exceptions with far-reaching effects–even into the present. Never underestimate the power of God!
Hold fast to the principle that doing the right thing has its own reward. Caregiving is the right thing. Supporting Caregivers is the right thing. Setting up a forum whereby Caregivers will feel encouraged about giving care to others is the best goal MLBerg ever made! But it takes collaboration.
If you are visiting this site hoping to glean some miracle-in-the-making advice then please do access the myriad posted online resources. Hopefully some of them (like A Caregiver’s Manual For Men) will make sense and provide insightful consideration in decipherable language for unfamiliar caregiving situations which in turn you, the caregiver, can reword to meet your own needs. Now if you’re looking for a more connect-the-dots style approach then you should write the damned thing yourself or at the very least provide feedback so someone else can correct the shortcomings. Either way it’s up to you.