"The Star Thrower" (or "starfish story") is part of a 16-page essay of the same name by Loren Eiseley.
It shines a light on situations in life, in which you might feel overwhelmed and like there is nothing you can do to help and make it better.
It's all a question of perspective and while you might not be able to help everyone and solve the big problem, your intention of helping will make all the difference to a few individuals and solve part of the problem.
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