Taped to my desk at work is a raggedy old Post-it note with a question that I ask myself every day. Placed at the base of my keyboard, it is an unavoidable question and one that I will ask myself for the rest of my life: “am I putting more into this world than I take out of it?”
We each have the ability to create and to pour ourselves into the world. No matter who you are, you will leave a legacy, it is just up to you as to whether you will leave a legacy of a creator or a consumer. Consumers feed off of what has been done for them already, they don’t rock the boat and they exist from year to year by going through the motions of what they have been told to do. Creators, on the other hand, change stuff.
Don’t simply consume and take from the world, give to it. Leave something. Change something. Create life, love, peace, hope and community around you.
How can you put more into the world than you take out of it?