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Moments of Freedom July 5, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Less IS More, Life Balance, People, Travel & Leisure.

170px-Alice_par_John_Tenniel_02Time is our most valuable and irreplaceable commodity ~ a bank account which mandates daily withdrawals, prohibits deposits, and pays dividends when we spend it wisely.

When I ran a domestic violence crisis intervention team in NJ, one of my volunteers wanted me to get involved with her favorite cause.

It would have required attending meetings several times a month at night.

The cause didn’t appeal to me.

I said, “no thanks.”

She did her best to persuade me, not because she thought that I would enjoy being involved, but by arguing that “they” needed “me.”

She tried to make me feel guilty for not being more generous with my time and talents.

She did not succeed.

Why should I feel guilty about not wanting to join a cause that appealed to her, but not to me?

As a general rule: It is not selfish for you to do what you want to do with your time. Just the opposite, it is selfish of others to expect you to do what they want you to do.

Big-BenJoining a cause that is not in line with your core values, or attending a social function that doesn’t interest you, is not a good use of your limited time on this planet.

Quote: Moments of Freedom will never be given to you ~ you must take them.

No rules. Just write!

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