Many folks would like to believe that the world we live in is a caring world.
Perhaps only the most optimistic carer would think that the world is a caring place when experience of institutional support is often less than adequate. In the same way, perhaps systemic difficulties in our experience of caring for others may rob us of finding any hope at all. So if I have learned one thing in the 34 years I have been caring for my severely learning and physically disabled son - care is learning to cope with limitations - both of oneself and others. And a caring world seems more plausible when our own world in care is well defined and gives others a way to give a help in hand.
(Edited by moderator to remove surname, to protect identity)