We Rise by Lifting Others

My good friend and excellent writer Teagan R Geneviene sent me this today and I couldn’t fail to share it with you so apt it is.


We Are All Human

As the population gets bigger and bigger, the world gets smaller and smaller. People of various specialties, and within that different levels of experience, inevitably bump into one another. The thought of comparison and competition can take some down a negative path. But why let that take hold?

We are all human. Imagine if all of us as humans, at the most basic level believed in one simple construct. We are here on this planet to support each other, and to hold each other up.

We fight the same battles at one point or another, we want to feel good about ourselves and our work, and we should realize that many find happiness in other people’s eyes.

We want to provide for our families, large or small. We spend hours consuming content, shedding tears both happy and sad for people that we will never meet. We celebrate victories and suffer losses with teams that we will never join. We choose to encourage and endorse people that run in “our inner circles”, our tribes, while others we publicly call out, and shun. What is the point?

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If you light a lamp for somebody, it will also brighten your path.”
– Buddha

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”
– Aesop

“Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.”
– Albert Einstein

We are all traveling in this sometimes fantastic and sometimes utterly confusing and unsettling place called Earth. What if our mantra, collectively as imperfect people is not you aren’t as good as me, but rather I support you for trying to be better than you were yesterday. I don’t know about you, but can we give it a try?


©2015, Jennifer Davis All Rights Reserved

From the Bringing Talent Together Blog  http://www.recruitradical.com/human/

About davidprosser

Retired Local Government Officer who started to write at age 60 and hasn't looked back. Writes a humorous diary on the life of a member of the gentry.......and the village he lives in with his sadistic early morning alarm cat Oscar and his wife the formidable Lady J. Oscar even has his own book now, but the writing has stopped.
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27 Responses to We Rise by Lifting Others

  1. Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog….. An Author Promotions Enterprise! and commented:
    AUTHORS, BLOGGERS, EVERYONE – This applies to ALL of us 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  2. David you are too kind. But I must have mislead you. The truly excellent writer here is Jennifer Davis, who posted this lovely piece to LinkedIN. Hugs all around. ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  3. alienorajt says:

    Hear hear! Jolly well said. A very inspiring post.


  4. merrildsmith says:

    So true. Thanks for sharing!


  5. Reblogged this on Taylor Grace and commented:
    What a beautiful, beautiful message!


  6. Thank you so much for this post! What a beautiful message!


  7. Great post. Amazing how a little shift in thinking, a new mantra, could change the world.


  8. Great post, David, couldn’t agree more. Brings to mind a beautiful song with the same sentiment: “Get Along” by Guy Sebastian. Well watching for the pictures as well as the music and the lyrics.


  9. David, I just found this site, and it’s wonderful. I love encouraging others and helping them smile – and this post from Jennifer is absolutely reason to smile so thank you!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. suzjones says:

    I love that quote David. Very apt. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Reblogged this on Musings on Life & Experience and commented:
    Beautiful thoughts by a lovely man who cares about others.


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