It’s time once again to kick off our yearly pledge campaign. There are many areas in our lives in which we ask ourselves the question, “Is this worth it?” Committing ourselves to ethical living means weighing the results we want against the resources in time, energy, money, and emotion it will take to move closer to our goals. Each of us must ask him or herself, “Am I really pursuing my goals, or just wishing for them?” Sometimes we feel helpless in the face of all the large problems of our community, our nation, our planet. But in all our lives, there remain untapped resources. What “ethical currency” do we have, and how can we spend it more wisely to help us move our ideals toward reality?