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.”
“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”
“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?
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From the Bringing Talent Together Blog http://www.recruitradical.com/human/