When you must choose a door.
This is the sixteenth in a series of posts reflecting on the importance of our actions and what we do to contribute to something, and ideally, something greater. These posts should be read in order of publication. Starting with number six, for example, would make no sense to the reader. Happy reading!
So, are you starting to see things clearly? Not yet? I have a method that may be of interest to you, but first, let me describe the only three ways to make our lives meaningful.
- The Zero Footprint Approach: For lack of doing something wrong, doing nothing will always be an interesting alternative. Mind you, the idea is not to do nothing at all, but rather to ensure that when you die, you have had no impact on humanity. The most difficult part of this approach is the indirect impacts that we are really bad at assessing. Take pollution, for example. Does a magician who spreads happiness spread enough to compensate for a lifetime of food consumption, waste disposal, personal life impacts? Because yes, even so-called “saints” weren’t always angels. We can therefore say that considering our inability to determine all the negative indirect impacts, even those which we are aware of but unable to provide alternatives, it’s better to abstain as much as possible in order to have minimal impact.
The next two methods are very different. If you can’t invest in either method, the first one will unfortunately be your only choice. The other two are :
2. The end approach, a life in the service of knowledge.
3. The human approach.
To be continued…
I’m Danny (aka CoachDanny). I have a passion: humans. Come with me and take this minute every day to explore what’s going on today and why is it trending. Click here to get your daily thought right on time for breakfast.
Translation by Abbie Sims: https://www.linkedin.com/in/acsims/
Last Updated on March 20, 2021 by Coach Danny