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The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.
-- Benjamin Disraeli
 

 

Friday, December 3, 2021

Within arm’s reach

The world is not obligated to be the way you think it should be. Your responsibility is to live in the world as it is.

Concern yourself with the progress you can actually make. Focus on those problems you can actually solve.

Don’t become so outraged or despondent about society’s ills that you fail to adequately address your own shortcomings and opportunities. It is by improving yourself that you improve your world.

Right now within arm’s reach you have good and valuable work to do. Get that done before you even think about sailing off to right the wrongs on some foreign shore.

Experience life’s potential for goodness by personally embodying it. Always remember that the most powerful way to promote your highest ideals is by living them.

You always have much good work to do within arm’s reach. Operate on a human scale and enable your life to be of great benefit to all of human experience.

— Ralph Marston

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