And then I realized the real issue: people need to care. Holy crap.
People need to care about something that doesn't affect them, or they don't realize affects them. They have to care about people they don't know. Spend time to learn and advocate for every person's right to a safe, nurturing childhood.
But if they're going to do this for child sexual abuse, it means they have to change their heart. They have to stop thinking life is about what happens to them and what they get, but what they give to others. Not just money, but their time, and their voice. And if we can get people to care abuse this, they will open their hearts wide enough to care about so much more - hunger, poverty, people with special needs, human rights, environmental issues, the sick and the dying etc etc. People wouldn't seek power or fame, they would fight for their fellow man to have a fair and equal shot at happiness and peace.
And I realized that it IS possible to change the world for the better. There are SO many good people out there - there are enough of us to make a sound. Create ripples. But it takes commitment and it takes change - starting with us.
We are all drops of an ocean, we may seem negligible, but as a whole we could form a tsunami to wash the world from selfishness, fear, and indifference and overwhelm it with compassion, courage, and love.
It may seem like a lot, but just knowing it is possible at any moment is thrilling.