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Does Cynicism Make Us Cope Better??

People nowadays have lost most of their heroes. Cynicism and despair is rampant, especially among the younger generation. As one "Generation X" musician put it, "Since I gave up hope, I feel a lot better." The problem with cynicism, however, is that while it can relieve the pain of disappointment, cynicism leaves us with a "root of bitterness" that can choke all meaning and purpose out of life.
Even in the 1990's, we still need heroes who can inspire and motivate us to greater heights. One such local hero is David Foster, the founder of North Shore Harvest. David Foster has a dream that he will not let die: a dream to give hurting people a hand up, not a hand-out. David had a successful "Personal Fitness Training" business on the North Shore, which ended in disappointment. Out of his own experience with the welfare system, David knew that there had to be another way to help people get back on their feet. Out of this conviction grew the North Shore Harvest , a project of the Change the World Foundation.

As David puts it, the North Shore Harvest is simply about change...changing attitudes and changing lives. It is a full-time emergency, basic needs and life skills center that collects and distributes basic needs in the form of nutritionally balanced food hampers, baby food, some adult and children’s clothing plus limited household supplies free of charge to less fortunate individuals and families on the North Shore from Horseshoe Bay to Deep Cove.

What is it that gave David Foster the courage and conviction to make a difference in our cynical age? Click to find out more...


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