Friday, May 12, 2023

May 12--Learn & Be Useful

I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you.  --Neil DeGrasse Tyson

    This sounds like a very successful way to live, good for Tyson and those with whom he interacts.
    If one is observant at all, knowing more about the world each day is a relatively easy task. Knowing more about the world includes knowing more about oneself, because it is through each individual's "lens" or personal psyche that one perceives the world. 
    Last night my husband and I went on an adventure to Newton. There we learned that Genova Italian Restaurant is quite excellent. It's not fancy, but the food is great, the service is fast and friendly, and we'll go back. It is totally worth the 30-minute drive. 
    Lessening the suffering of others at first sounds like a lofty task. But it may just take a smile or a kind gesture. There's no one on the planet who couldn't use more kindness. I especially encourage being kind to folks who serve us in some way. 
    Let us throw kindness around with wild abandon.

Adopt a pet--a great way to lessen suffering!

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