Our pressures and pains and the pace of life so blitz our minds, hearts and bodies that we’re not in any mood to fret over what happens outside our own little worlds. Let the scientists and governments fix the global economic woes, the world food shortage that is already happening; and the real shortage of drinkable water for the world population.
Some people will say, “It’s not going to help me or the world if I worry about it. Besides, I’ve got my own concerns and life to look after”. Different people respond in different ways. Others will say, “No man is an island. We are part of all that we have experienced. Everything touches everything – we are all interrelated.” So where do you fit and what part do you play, in the wider world in which you live – the world outside your private world?
You have a role in your family, your workplace, among your friends or in the community where you live. Whether or not you conform to the expectations of these circles, in different degrees – you are a known person. Your college friends knew you differently to how your present set of friends and connections and circles know you.
You make your presence felt in life mainly by your nature and your beliefs. Your nature is your essential characteristics and qualities and temperament. Your beliefs are about what you hold to be right and wrong, and what is true and false; what you stand for. These aspects make you interesting and entertaining, but most importantly, your nature and your beliefs let you offer that something special you have – to those in your various circles.
You are living on this planet – a part of the human race – and all your experiences here determine how things appear to you. By the same token, those with whom you interact, decide on how you appear to them. So what are you known for? Are you known for your negative attitude or honesty or bad breath? Are you known for your beliefs such as all people are created equal; God exists and is the supreme creator.
It might not matter to you about what your circles will think of you after you die – but the truth is that how you live your life defines how people view you and relate to you. Whether you care or not, it also predicts what they – including your family – will remember of you when you are gone.