Art Won’t Save the World

Commentary by Austin B. HahnWhile I don’t belittle the arts, performing on stage in front of people is not enough. You can volunteer at a local foodbank, a homeless shelter, a soup kitchen, or at a nonprofit organization that fights for human rights. If you can’t do any of those, then donate to charity in person, in the mail, or online. At least do something once in the course of your life that contributes to humanity. We may never know how our actions are positively affecting others, but we also never know when we could land up in an unfortunate situation. The service that you put in today may have just saved the life of a person who goes on to cure that life-threatening disease that you develop in old age. By helping others, we give them a chance to help us too.

Commentary by Austin B. Hahn

While I don’t belittle the arts, performing on stage in front of people is not enough. You can volunteer at a local foodbank, a homeless shelter, a soup kitchen, or at a nonprofit organization that fights for human rights. If you can’t do any of those, then donate to charity in person, in the mail, or online. At least do something once in the course of your life that contributes to humanity. We may never know how our actions are positively affecting others, but we also never know when we could land up in an unfortunate situation. The service that you put in today may have just saved the life of a person who goes on to cure that life-threatening disease that you develop in old age. By helping others, we give them a chance to help us too.

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