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– Warren Buffet
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Reality: Responsibility Is Just An Excuse
Read on tedwild.com | 2023.6.14 | #14
Happy Reality Day! Here is your weekly dose of reality to help you live 1% happier.
❤ 1 Insight From Me
One plot in the British drama “All Creatures Great and Small” has always stuck in my mind.
James is a great young veterinarian. Many people in the villages live on farms, and these animals are their livelihood.
But just when the veterinarian was doing well, World War II broke out, and the army was recruiting in town. James has a strong sense of responsibility, so he feels that he must join the army and serve the country. But both his boss and his girlfriend strongly objected. One line his boss said was, “You’re more important here.”
I also don’t think he should join the army. Because he likes being a vet, and he is doing well. Being a vet can help more people. But on the battlefield, he was just a very ordinary soldier, and he might have died the first time he went on the battlefield, then no enemy is killed, but the world has lost a good veterinarian who can save a lot of lives.
Everyone’s mission in this world is different, everyone has different talents, and how everyone creates value for others should not be the same either.
Many people are actually using “responsibility” to deceive themselves. “I had dreams and passion, but then I got married and had children, so I lived for them. You gotta be responsible!”
But if they can do what they like and do it well, they can create better living conditions for their families, and let them live better after they become more capable.
The world has nothing to lose if you don’t rush to get married and have that child. Your current wife will find someone else to marry, and you will have another child who will be happier than your current child. More importantly, you will be happier yourself.
Don’t create difficulties for yourself when there were none, then live miserably, and feel that others should also be moved by your efforts.
Do the things that maximize your value, because you are actually saving more people that way.
❤ 1 Insight From Others
“There comes a time when you ought to start doing what you want. Take a job that you love. You will jump out of bed in the morning. I think you are out of your mind if you keep taking jobs that you don’t like because you think it will look good on your resume. Isn’t that a little like saving up sex for your old age?”
– Warren Buffet
❤ 1 Small Step To Take
Write down the responsibilities you think you have now, whether it’s family, relationship, or work.
Then remind yourself that greater influence needs cumulation.
If every time you earn $100 and you give it to your family right away, then what you can give to your family may be only tens of thousands of dollars in the end. But if you expand your business first, what you can give to your family will be 10X or even 100X, and the value you create can help more people in society.
Don’t give away the only chick you have now because you feel you are responsible to someone. Build your chicken farm first, then give a lot of people a lot of free eggs.
The better you are doing, the more people around you can get from you.
The best way to be good to others is to be good to yourself first.
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