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a weheartit contributor

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Well.

 

I saw this the image I open with  weheartit as I was searching under ‘self development’ and it made me think one word … “awesome.”

 

Ok.

 
Two words.

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Fucking awesome.

 

 

 

At some point in our lives pretty much all of us have had a little bit of ‘I want to save the world’ in us. Of course, that was before the world & Life beat it out of us and suggested that maybe we aim a little lower.

 

Ok.

 

 
A lot lower.

 

 

Well.

 

 

The world, and Life, was, and is, wrong. This is one of those things we should never have beaten out of us.

 

 

Let me repeat.

 

NEVER let it get beaten out of you.

 

 

Let me tell you why this may be one of the most important things we should pay attention to.

 

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There is no lack of problems in today’s world.

 

 

There is no lack of people who need saving.

 

 

There is no lack of ideas that need saving.

 

 

And let’s be clear … you do not need an “everything is fucked and we’re all going to die” attitude to see this.

 

 

It just is.

 

 

And while when you do ponder this it may appear easier to just say “I need to focus on my own happiness” … well … research has shown over and over again that our true happiness and self worth is attained when we aspire to being dynamic beyond our own purpose <be part of something bigger than just ‘me’>.

 

 

Look.

 

 

Here is a Life truth.

 

 

Life can suck if you let it.

 

And things will always remain sucky if you let it.

 

You can either do something or not do something. And you can do some important things or you can do unimportant things.

 

That’s the gig. Simple as that.

 

 

But here is what I can tell you for sure.

 

 

Doing something … and doing important things … gives meaning & purpose and all that Maslow stuff which makes you feel self-value. In other words … in a world that may suck or at least may appear to suck <and has some obvious sucky things about it> … if you choose to try and save the world in some way … well … you will not suck.

 

 

 

 

You don’t have to save the world all at once. You can start saving small … a penny at a time. All you gotta do is choose any frickin’ penny you see lying on the ground <that’s a bad metaphor for ‘some issue’ by the way>.

 

 

Just pick a problem and start saving the world one penny at a time. Before you know it you will have made a dollar difference … maybe more if you are really lucky.

 

 

Education, Jobs, Homelessness. Poverty. Domestic violence. Women’s rights. Mental health. Big Brothers/Sisters.

 

Heck.

 

Supporting ‘doing what is right.’

 

 

There are so many to choose from you cannot go wrong in saving the world … you can start saving at any time in fact.

 

 

Will you solve it?

 

Most likely not.

 

 

Will you contribute to the solution?

 

Yes.

 

 

Most importantly … will you make a difference? Yes.

 

 

Like small pebbles dropped in a pond the ripple reaches much much farther than you can see from where you stand.

 

 

And you know what?moral compass individual save

 

You will feel better about yourself. Even if you are only one penny richer at the end of the day … well … you are richer.

 

 

So maybe … rather than falling in love with yourself or seek to make yourself happy … you might do well to get to work on solving the problems that prevent the world from being truly exceptional.

 

 

By the way.

 

 

If along the way you are the only person you save … well … you have done good, kid.

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