Thinking About Our Impact In A Broader Sense


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As you know, I've been thinking a lot about my impact lately. In the beginning, I was primarily concerned with my environmental impact: how much meat I eat, how many plastic straws I use; that kind of thing. But soon I began to think about my impact outside of just my environment. Because not only do we have an impact on our environment as in the literal physical Earth, but we also have an impact on the people around us. We have an impact on the atmosphere and vibes of the space we occupy.

Our actions and words have the potential to influence others' emotions. In a way, we are all responsible for our own emotions, but I think it's nice to stay sensitive to the needs of others. If we do that, we build a better world. That's the world I want to live in — the kind where we are empathetic towards one another. A world in which we are generous.

So when we think about our impact, let's think about everything...from the food you consume, to the products you purchase and use, to the people you interact with. How are your actions and words shaping the atmosphere around you? What vibes are you giving off?

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