Not everyone proscribes to this philosophy; but as for me well, I do what I can.
It really is fundamental to my thinking; I certainly fall short plenty, but I keep returning to the basic edict: Serve others.
“Rather, whoever wishes to be great among you shall be your servant;
whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your slave.
Just so, the Son of Man did not come to be served
but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.” This passage from the Book of Matthew captures it.
And that’s the guiding light, the basic ethos, the measure I use most repeatedly.
Can I help someone else? And if I can? Well, I think it’s the right thing to do. And when I do, and if the outcome makes someone else’s life a little better?
Then I feel good. Until the next time. And then I want to do it again.
Maybe Melvin Jones said it best: “You can’t get very far until you start doing something for somebody else.”