Just a minute ago I happened upon a quotation I actually found some time ago and saved. Today seems like the perfect day for sharing it:
The affairs of the world will go on forever. Do not delay the practice of meditation.
So, yes, let us give ourselves ever more diligently to meditation. We will alleviate our own suffering that way and also, by meditating, cultivate in ourselves the ability to alleviate the suffering of others as well.