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There was this old gentleman in our buildling. I never knew where he lived. He had a walking stick. He looked so wobbly, I was wondering why on earth he didn’t have a proper walking aid!?
- I always saw him alone
- He always looked fragile
- I always thought to offer him help – and never did
- I saw him less and less often
- At some point I didn’t see him anymore – I couldn’t even offer him to get some groceries for him
It can’t stay like this – I had enough time. Others probably, too. Did I want to committ to helping every Friday or Saturday? Not sure.
This is how the idea of New Society was born: giving people like me the freedom of giving time when my busy life allows it.
I wished I had started earlier. I wished I had approached him.