Find your passion. What a bunch of B.S.
As my homey Therese would agree, life is anything but static. We’re always changing, and what interests us one minute might be boring to us the next. The happiest people are the ones who are most in-tune with their curiosity.
That being said, let’s get into the guts of the post:
When I’m truly living a fulfilled life, I feel enthusiastic about waking up tomorrow when I’m getting ready to go to bed.
This has been a tough feeling for me to maintain, but I have found an excellent question that will lead to a fulfilled life. Keyword: Fulfilled life. Not necessarily a happy life. It’s tougher to be happy when you’re so close to some of these social issues.
Here’s the gut-wrenching question. And if you answer this in the detail that the question deserves, it will be a wrench to your guts:
Who does my heart break for?
The keyword is “who”. We’re talking about people right now; not things/objects. Who, in particular, does your heart break for?
It’s so easy to quickly answer in your mind: homeless people, people in poor living conditions, etc.
All of these cases are tragic, but this question will help you center in on the tragic cases that your benevolent spirit would feel most alive making better. We wanna be as specific as possible.
I’ll share my response so you can have a better feel for the question:
My heart breaks for kids who aren’t educated. Actually, my heart breaks for kids who are educated in the wrong way. It’s not just enough to give a kid a book, and tell him/her to read it. It’s not enough to teach by the textbook, and load information into someone’s brain.
PEOPLE AREN’T FUCKING ROBOTS. We need EMOTION and HUMANITY behind the teaching. We need teachers who are extremely passionate about the subject at hand. Teachers who know how to connect with our natural in-born passion for learning (yes, everyone enjoys learning about certain topics, as long as basic level needs are met).
With this education, we can truly change the world. It’s kind of a utopia, but if kids get more love from the education system, they won’t resort to bullying as much. If kids don’t get bullied, they might grow up with higher self-esteem. This could have a tremendous domino effect on the world.
This is worth the effort, and it’s worth the time.
Just a quick and unfiltered example of who breaks my heart.
Obviously, the people in the situation I wrote about aren’t the only ones who break my heart. There are more, and I know that there are many more for you as well. The people that your heart breaks for may be completely different, and that’s a beautiful thing.
I have one final question for you:
Now that you know who breaks your heart, do you have the courage to connect with these people on a ONE-TO-ONE basis?
One-to-one interactions are where all of the humanity lies. And ironically, it’s how you have the greatest impact of changing the world.
If you’re comfortable doing so, please share what makes your heart break in the comments, or send me an e-mail about it.
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