Society has always benefited from volunteering. The idea of people giving their time and talents to help others with no expectation of receiving payment in return is timeless. What has changed is our attempts to quantify the value of volunteers, so that we can fully appreciate the magnitude of their contribution to our local and global community.
When confusion or loneliness strikes, sometimes all we need to hear is: I get it. I understand.
It happened again yesterday: a worker was killed on the job. Three times yesterday, actually, if statistics hold out. A whole bunch more were seriously injured.