Posted on September 30, by Scott Alexander [Content warning:
I recently read a somewhat old blog post by ex-Microsoft employee Scott Berkun that got me thinking about this collective fascination with making a difference in the world. Anyone can criticize or accept praise, but initiating a positive exchange is a hallmark of a difference maker.
So much is uncertain in life, particularly what happens after we die. Why feel guilty for natural human instincts when those same instincts contribute to a lot of the good in the world? That being said, we can simultaneously make major contributions to society—both to help other people and feel good about our choices—while making a difference in our everyday lives.
We can do things both large and small, for others and ourselves, every day if we choose to. With that in mind, I recently asked on the Tiny Buddha Facebook page. Some of my favorite responses include: Make a difference in yourself, for the better.
Such an inward difference always has rippling outward benefits. Remember there are three poisons: Do not deny their existence but turn them around and you have generosity, compassion, and wisdom.
Make it a habit to respect everyone. Consider the people you see each day. Sometimes I get wrapped up in things I am working on— fundraisers etc. But the coworker, family member, pet right next to you are the people you can truly reach and touch.
Operate from a place of love. Be kind to others.
In this busy world people become self consumed and forget that kindness goes a long way. Acknowledge the light within myself and in others.
Not always easy to do but feels so powerful when I am able to do so.
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