There is always
more than one way of looking at anything, and
only our habitual, fixed points-of-view prevent
us from seeing them; narrowness of outlook easily
leads to prejudice.
If, while doing
something for the community, or helping others
in some way, we consider it a sacrifice of our
time, labor or money, it indicates that we are
doing it with more resentment than with joy.
do we have and can we give that we have not
first received? This deserves some thought.
Life should not be lived as a personal business-investment,
but as a means of improving the society we all
belong to, and which we call the World, for
we can understand ourselves only as part of
something much bigger than ourselves. Thus,
whatever kind of work we perform, it can be
seen as a way of serving others, and not merely
as a way of earning a living. We benefit in
countless ways from the labors of others, regardless
of the fact that we pay for their products and
services, do we not? What, then, can we contribute
and put back?