One of the deep secrets of life is that all that’s really worth doing is what we do for others.
How do decide what is worth doing? It is what will make you money, further your career, help you find love? Why is that show on TV worth doing? What do you get from Facebook or Instagram? How does that new car/house/vacation improve your life?
I have a pretty well paid 9-5. I have good benefits. I go to work and I do my best to help my company measure how much money they are making, and find new ways to increase that revenue. I get no satisfaction from this job, other than knowing my family has what we need.
I am a serial volunteer-a-holic. I love the way helping others makes me feel. Why serial then? Because the longer I spend with an organization, the more I realize that they aren’t really helping. I will continue the search. I will continue doing for others, because that’s all that’s really worth doing.