JAM with Mike

An Archive of Mike Osorio’s Jammin’ twice-weekly email service

Using Your Talent for Good

Thursday December 17, 2015 #781

“Changing the world is good for those who want their names in books. But being happy, that is for those who write their names in the lives of others, and hold the hearts of others as the treasure most dear.”

~Orson Scott Card

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If you have the talent and the drive to do things, even small things, that change the world for the better for individuals or larger groups, you have an obligation to bring your talent to work on these things. Those that do this are to be celebrated, and often the only reason some people do good things is for this acclimation.  That’s OK – as long as the result is people being helped.  However if that is the only reason someone makes that kind of effort, it is unlikely that they find joy and happiness.  However, those who do find that joy seem to be those who do good selflessly, without care for notice or fame.  So please, whether for the fame or just for the joy of doing good, act to use your talents to help our world be a bit better because you are in it.

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