For example, if I'm walking across campus and I see a big piece of trash on the sidewalk in front of me, I'll bend over and pick it up and toss it in the garbage can rather than stepping over it and continuing on with the rest of the crowd. I'm not running around campus cleaning up every piece of trash, but I'm also not ignoring what's right in front of me when I'm totally capable of helping. Does that make sense?
So I encourage you to just reflect a little bit and see where your awareness is at. Are you paying attention to the things around you that need help? Or are you so caught up in your own world that you don't even see needs that need to be met? Get out of your head and take a look around, my friends! While you may not be able to meet every need, you can be aware and do what you can to help.