Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Saving the World

With the onset and return of severe mental illness in my brother, I have been wanting to move away from my parents' house, because I can't deal with my brother when he's sick --- and if my parents pass away, and it's just me and him living together, if he ever gets sick again --- I won't be able to deal with it.

With my talk of moving out, my Sister, with the help of health care workers, has started to make a real push to get me to move out.

But I'm wondering if it'll largely be a waste of money and a good opportunity, simply because of my brother's mental illness.

After watching Youtube videos decrying our society's materialism, I realize that I could try to have an impact, try to make a difference in the world with the resources I have, and my general lack of debt.

I could invest in ethical and eco and socially responsible investments. I could help save the world, essentially.

On one hand I could be selfish and live by myself ---- but that would take up resources and wouldn't help anyone but me.

On the other hand, I could help take care of my parents in their old age, which is something Jesus would do according to the Bible --- and I could invest in ethical investments and support charity.

I was thinking I would have to give up on the charities once I started contributing to my parents more or living on my own ---- but maybe I won't have to.

So:::: I know everyone is so eager for me to get going on my own, but for ethical reasons it makes more sense for me to live at home with my parents and invest ethically, to benefit the world and mankind as a whole, rather than just selfishly looking out for just myself.

I can only hope that my brother's symptoms will come under control and remain under control.

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