Funny I got to this quote on having a desire to help today.
He points to the idea of serving others as the best career tip he has ever received. And I think that is proabably right.
The crux of it is that the best way to become useful is to be useful to others.
You and I might be tired, and at our limit, but we can still be benevolent and kind, can’t we?
I hope so.
Pridecan be broken. Toughness has its limits. But a desire to help? No harshness, no deprivation, no toil should interfere with our empathy toward others. Compassion is always an option. Camaraderie as well. That’s a power of the will that can never be taken away, only relinquished.
-Ryan Holiday, The Obstacle Is The Way