‘Throughout the world, more and more entrepreneurs, engineers, experts, scholars, lawyers and managers are called to join the empire [of all humankind].’*
‘Beyond my flesh, beyond my mind, beyond my heart, there seems to be a place where my deepest and most powerful longings lie. And they do not lie silently.’**
We all care but each of us struggles with the daily medication of a modern life that lauds comfort, “removing the nagging tug of passion, creativity, and individual desire.”^
Beyond the medication there is something we all deeply care about and has the potential of changing someone’s world:
“To act is to modify the shape of the world.”^^
Where to begin?
Is it possible that the richest of lives is entered when we uncover our problems instead of hiding from them? Uncovering them, asking questions of them, bringing all your energy to bear on solving them and perhaps we’ll have identified our most critical story.
“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”*^
(*From Yuval Noah Harari’s Sapens.)
(**From Erwin McManus’s Soul Cravings.)
(^Wendy Wasserstein, quoted in Patrick Dodson’s Psychotic Inertia.)
(^^Jean-Paul Sartre, quoted in Elle Luna’s The Crossroads of Should and Must.)
(*^Howard Thurman, quoted in Elle Luna’s The Crossroads of Should and Must.)