Wednesday, February 1, 2012
What Would Martin Luther King Jr. Think?
"Life's most urgent question is: what are you doing for others?" ~Martin Luther King, Jr.
What are YOU doing for others? This used to be important, 20, 30 years ago and we got away from it, but now, people are starting to realize that it is what is MOST important to almost anything. It is no longer "what can I get for myself," but "How can I serve others?"
So I ask again, what are YOU doing for others? Think about it for a while. This goes beyond what your business does for others, what are YOU DOING FOR OTHERS? And How are you doing this for others? And Why are you doing this for others?
Emerson said that "A man cannot truly help another person, without it helping himself." Do you realize that is the way the world works? When you help others, when you do for others, you end up helping yourself? We as a society have fallen into the "ME" trap. Here in the United States, it used to be US. But with political correctness, we've been divided into groups and classes.
It used to be "One for All and All for One," but we've been duped into believing that if I become part of a group, I can get what I want. What happened to the rugged individualism that made this country great? What happened to American Exceptionalism? We've thrown it away all for diversity!!!
King also said, in his "I have a dream speech," that he hoped that someday, "his children would be judged on the content of their character and not on the color of their skin." I wonder what he would say about today's society?
Know. Be Known. Make A Difference!
"Life's most urgent question is: what are you doing for others?"