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Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't.
-- Erica Jong


Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Care and competence

It feels good to know someone cares. Be that someone, care about what you’re doing and how it affects those around you.

All kinds of possibilities for progress, goodness, joy and fulfillment open up when someone acts with competence. Be that someone.

The knowledge, systems, institutions, skills and technologies that make your lifestyle possible did not just randomly appear. They were built and improved upon over years, decades, centuries, by caring, competent people.

All those indispensable innovations require care and competence, precision and commitment to continue functioning. The whole world owes much to those who make that commitment and follow through on it, day after day.

Your own existence is a testament to the care and competence of your ancestors and the people around them. Now you are in a position to continue the legacy.

Choose to care about life, putting in the time and effort to grow increasingly competent at all you do. The world depends on your diligence more than you can imagine.

— Ralph Marston

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