The Importance of Caring

The Importance of Caring

It’s easy to get caught up in yourself. We as humans can be selfish in nature. It’s naturally instinct that we justify with sayings like “survival of the fittest.” We figure no one else will care about us, so we have to care. Our “me first” mentality can often lead us to not paying attention to our friends and family.

Being selfish is okay to an extent, but we need to care about other people as well. Do you remember the golden rule: “treat others how you would like to be treated?” It’s a golden rule for a reason, because we need to pass along kindness and caring. Caring can be complicated for some, and natural for others. However, overall we can all do a better job about caring for those around us.

According to Google, in a simple definition search, care is defined as the “provision of what is necessary for the health, welfare, maintenance, and protection of someone or something.” Think about how when you’re watching a younger family member and you are responsible for taking care of them. You watch them like a hawk because you care, and they’re under your supervision. That is not something you want to mess up.

Another definition that Google provides is “serious attention or consideration applied to doing something correctly or to avoid damage or risk.” When you are told to do something by your elders and you know if you don’t do it when they ask you’ll end up in a risky situation. This form of caring would be doing what they ask in the manner that they want in order to prevent a risky situation such as someone getting hurt because the job wasn’t done properly. Caring is just a part of family life.

The last definition includes “a feeling of or occasion for anxiety.” Caring is great, but it can add extra stress. That is why some people choose not to care. Caring for others means at times you can’t put yourself first. However, sometimes putting others first could make the difference to them, and make their day a little bit better. Maybe, by making their day better, your day will be better too.