It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
The answer to the question ‘What kind of education do we need?’ lies in the answer to a different question: ‘What kind of society do we want?’”
— Eugenio Tironi
A short story from Hasan alAdili’s blog about volunteering at Heartland Alliance. Learn more about Hasan’s work and about Heartland by visiting his ePortfolio about this major Chicagoland organization that provides needed support to thousands of vulnerable persons around the metro area.
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For about two months now, I have been volunteering at Misericordia Heart of Mercy in Rogers Park. Misericordia is an establishment that houses adults with mental disabilities and handicaps. Before I even began working with the adults at Misericordia, I knew I would have a special experience.
I do not know what the spirit of a philosopher could more wish to be than a good dancer. For the dance is his ideal, also his fine art, finally also the only kind of piety he knows, his “divine service.”
— Friedrich Nietzsche
This past weekend was by far the craziest and best weekend i have ever had volunteering. The organization held its 20th annual fun fair for underprivileged children and their families, but it was basically open to anybody in the community who wanted to come. There were over 50 stations of…
I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.”
— Albert Schweitzer