Sunday, October 26, 2008

My Goal

"After calculating that I wasted 6500 hours in church the first 25 years of my life, I vowed to spend 6500 hours doing volunteer work that would actually make a difference in the world."

- posted at

This is my goal.
I've always wanted to help people. I hate seeing people suffer, especially when I know there is something I can do about it. Its not so much about making a difference or feeling good about myself as it is about helping those who need it.


Uku said...

Great decision! Bodhisattva's rules! And to help others is helping him/herself. And helping him/herself is helping others.


Barry said...

One of the things I've discovered over the (many) years, is that "right livelihood" has little to do with profession. I don't need to be a nurse or therapist to help people.

Opportunities to ease suffering appear throughout the day.

Especially in my own mind!

Thank you!