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I like to care.

One time I was watching something on television
that involved humans.
And emotions.
And how these humans interacted with one another.
I told myself: “I care.”

Another time I was at a wedding.
This woman married this man.
Everybody cried.
I looked around at the people eating sandwiches
and whispered quietly into the microphone: “I care.”

When the President said we needed help our fellow man
and we must all work together to make this a better nation.
I had no idea what he was talking about.
But the words came out: “I care.”

On the other hand, I am not fond of people who are not caring.
I asked the guy in the hospital bed next to me if he wanted
to watch the football game or women’s figure skating.
He said: “I don’t care.”

This lack of caring was contagious and I found it hard to care about
the success of his operation even though I was his doctor.


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