Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes U come alive & go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive~Thurman
I can see what Thurman is getting at here, I think; that people can be too occupied trying to do what's best for the world. And so it's a relief when we realise that we can be a little bit self-indulgent because it ehlps us become more alive, happy, content, easygoing, joyful.
The question this quote leads to is what makes us come alive? Well I think it's an easier question than what does the world need, because we know ourselves better. For example, most of you reading this will be runners and therefore you probably don't have a problem with knowing that running makes you come alive. BUT I can't help thinking sometimes that is it selfish? At the moment I don't think it is because I know what I'm like when I don't run, a bit miserable, no sense of purpose, etc Any comments or thoughts on this will be interesting.