Thursday, September 28, 2006

'Social work'

From a letter written to a friend some years ago. Still relevant!

'Working in slums' - is not necessarily superior to leading any other kind of life that includes a social conscience, which expresses itself in some form.

Being a good son or parent, a good sibling or friend, colleague, student, teacher, citizen, a hard-working, responsible, thinking, receptive, honest, decent, and caring individual - it is these things that help society to be built and to grow, not just some activity called 'social work', which presumes that there is society-wide irresponsibility, and consequent problems, which some are specially responsible for solving, while everybody else goes about their usual problematic lives.

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