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  • Writer's pictureMatthew Kelly

Can One Habit Change The World?

Everyone knows the world is in need of profound change. We just can’t seem to agree on the best way to go about that. But do we really think politics, education, law, economics, or technology is going to deliver?

It depends largely on what we are trying to accomplish. All these aspects of society should serve human flourishing, but our unbridled quest for more, bigger, faster, and better, seems to have blinded us to how change either ennobles or debases people.

Are you flourishing?

Is your neighbor flourishing?

Is our nation flourishing?

Is the human family flourishing?

The next big leap for humanity will come from rediscovering what it means to be authentically human. It is the very best of our humanity that the world desperately needs now – and generosity brings out the best in people.

The generosity habit is simple: Give something away every day. It doesn’t need to be money or material things. In fact, the philosophy behind the generosity habit rests on this singular truth: You don’t need money or material possessions to live a life of staggering generosity.

Generosity is creative. There are an infinite number of ways to be generous without money or things.

Express your appreciation. Catch someone doing something right. Teach someone the thing you know most about in this world. Spread a positive message. Compliment a stranger. Be a generous lover. Encourage someone just starting out.

Imagine if everyone adopted the generosity habit. What’s more likely to change the world? Generosity.

Matthew Kelly

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