From Struggling To Service

It is very difficult to make a case against the fact that a fulfilling, meaningful life must include some amount, perhaps a large amount, of service to others.  There is simply too much evidence to deny that helping those in need, regardless of degree, helps us as well.   Helping others makes us happier, less self-centered,…

With Or In Spite Of Others

Fulfillment is rarely found through self-serving behavior. Selfishness may get us more of what we think we want with regards to material wealth, power, or notoriety, but it has been proven time and time again that these, alone, do not actually lead to a life of contentment, fulfillment, or happiness. To be sure, there is…

On Passion And Purpose

Passion is a fickle friend who will ultimately disappoint those who rely on it. Passion comes, goes, and changes focus as it sees fit. It is selfish, fleeting, and easily swayed when challenges arise. Passion is an excuse for all manner of immature, irresponsible, and even hurtful decisions. It overrides what we know to be…