NOVEMBER 24, 2014
"If I am not for myself, who is for me? And when I am for myself, what am I?" is the well-known aphorism from Hillel, a famous Jewish rabbi. Throughout history, we have been conditioned to look out for ourselves, or no one else will. But if we're consumed with pursuing only our selfish interests, what are we? And more important, what legacy will we leave?
There's a lot of criticism today about people's lack of civic responsibility, but stories of altruism and generosity also abound. For example, there are countless people who abandon a comfortable lifestyle to help those during major disasters. And more and more, we see people who want to make a difference, who are looking to leave a positive imprint on the world and a legacy of goodness.