I am only one, but I am ONE. I cannot do everything, but I can do SOMETHING. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I CAN DO.
– Edward Everett Hale
It’s a case of “glass half full” vs. “glass half empty.” Studying and observing the problem rather than working toward a solution is a fruitless endeavor. Social workers conduct research, create strategies to solve social issues, and play their role as part of the solution.
Every now and then, we meet younger versions of ourselves. We see the mistakes they are making today and wish we could set them straight. For social workers, their lives are intertwined with those they are serving. They discover more and more about themselves every day as they learn to help those around them.