Do you believe in the Six Degrees of Separation? Could every person in the world actually be connected to every other person—anywhere else on the planet—within only five contacts? Hungarian author Frigyes Karinthy introduced this notion to drive the plot of his story “Chain Link,” published in his 1929 book, Everything Is Different (wikipedia.com).
Whether you believe this theory or not, the lovely concept merits appreciation. Connectedness moves us away from labels and rigid groups. If we saw ourselves as members of a single community, wouldn’t the world feel a little bit smaller? See Beyond would also like the world to become a whole lot kinder. Every day, the news fills our ears with stories of deprivation and cruelty. Shouldn’t we care about the people of our community, regardless of its size? Wouldn’t it be nice to learn about the good works that do make a difference?
SEE BEYOND BORDERS highlights charity organizations and diplomatic corps working outside the US. Join See Beyond in becoming acquainted with the groups and dedicated people who strive to make the world a more hospitable, connected place.