Friday, September 19, 2008


Saw this notice about volunteering... wondering why is it that people volunteer?

Is it because they can so closely relate to the ones they are helping... they have a lot in common, probably common experiences, situations etc...
Is it out of some guilt of earning too much which brings about an awareness of the inequality around?
Is it because of the need to do something worthwhile, being aware of our own meaningless existence?
Is it because we need a hobby or something more than everyday life and this may seem fulfilling?
Is it because the society has made us this way in a struggle to move closer to equality?

Planning to volunteer at a Classical Music Concert this weekend :)

1 comment:

Siddhartha Joshi said...

I think a lot of people also volunteer because they want to show something to the world...or maybe just to show off! I volunteered once when my ex asked me to...and I did it simply for her. And of course for the nice T-shirt which I still have even after 8 years!