As an introvert, it's often difficult for me to connect with others and yet I want to feel like I am contributing to a positive social consciousness on a real level. By that I mean making the world a better place. Too lofty a goal? Not if I recognize that not all change is loud and not all help is acknowledged; sometimes they are quite off the radar. I think the first step is finding happiness and repeating the discovery again and again.
You can read aphorisms all your life that tell you a variation of "you need to do in order to be [happy]" but you need to be in the right listening space in order to feel the truth and then in the right space again to actually want to implement. In order to do to be happy, I want to send something out into the world no matter how small the scale at least once a week.
Now back to satisfying the basic needs of the sweetly babbling, little guy next to me who wants desperately to be visible.