posted on Dec, 30 2012 @ 03:24 AM
I made it my intention and personal goal to serve others at every chance.
It's hard work, no doubt, but the pay off is good for everyone, indirectly including myself. But more so than the payoffs of directly serving myself.
I'll give you some examples of how serving others is the only true intelligent path.
The other day, I bought a biscuit at McDonald's for myself, my girlfriend, and her mom. No big deal. Although that is a service to them, that act
alone was not what made the act significant and especially intelligent. When I got my food, I checked to make sure they got my order right, like I
always do. The thought crossed my mind, "since you're trying to serve others, check to make sure they got their order right too." I really didn't
feel like it. I was ready to get out of the parking lot.
But, I remembered that if I'm trying to do the right thing, that was an opportunity. So I put my selfish desire aside, and did what I knew was right.
As I did it, I was aware of what could have happened if i didn't do it and the order was wrong. Nothing too bad would have came from it, but nothing
good would have come from it either. What's important is that I made a potentially bad situation non existent, and therefore preserved the quality of
life for others and myself.
Now that I recognize that checking the order is a service to others, I will be doing it from now on, and I will have that same preserving effect each
time. Buying the food and it being right is good, but buying the food and it is wrong, people will be dissatisfied.
This attitude keeps you busy. Many opportunities to preserve the quality of life present themselves. It feels unnatural sometimes because you have to
get over your laziness and unwillingness, but knowing that you should do it and not wanting to do it makes you ask yourself why you should do it.
Answers reveal themselves to you, and time after time, when they are, you are shown how serving others makes a human being a real human being– an
With an attitude of serving others, you receive information on how you can help the world. Simply because you care and you are looking for that
general information. Sometimes the information is, "check the bag", but sometimes you get some very inventive ideas that could help the whole world.
Serving others makes you intelligent because it makes you care.