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The envious man thinks that if his neighbor breaks a leg, he will be able to walk better himself.
-- Helmut Schoeck


Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Make a difference

The fact is, you can make a difference. Will you, today?

Even if no one notices, even if no one understands, even if no one seems to care, you can make a difference. You can give the world a persistent nudge in a positive direction.

Sure, you could choose to skim along the glossy surface of life, and add to your stash of meaningless sensations. Or you can stop, dig in, and do the difficult, often thankless work, to make a difference.

Next time you pass a mirror, pause, take a look, and ask yourself, what do you really want to be doing with your life? Do you want to just upload pretty pictures of your face, or would you rather look others directly in the eyes and see the difference you’ve made in their lives?

There’s no such thing as a life well lived if it’s lived only in your narrow self-interest. Go beyond merely posing as someone who cares, beyond just voicing support for all the proper, impressive causes.

Find a way, your own special way, to make a difference. And do it.

— Ralph Marston

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