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is always more than one way of looking at anything, and only our
habitual, fixed points-of-view prevent us from seeing them; narrowness
of outlook easily leads to prejudice.
If, while doing
something for the community, or helping others in some way, we
consider it a sacrifice of our time, labor or money, it indicates that
we are doing it with more resentment than with joy.
What do we have and
can we give that we have not first received? This deserves some
thought. Life should not be lived as a personal business-investment,
but as a means of improving the society we all belong to, and which we
call the World, for we can understand ourselves only as part of
something much bigger than ourselves. Thus, whatever kind of work we
perform, it can be seen as a way of serving others, and not merely as
a way of earning a living. We benefit in countless ways from the
labors of others, regardless of the fact that we pay for their
products and services, do we not? What, then, can we contribute
and put back?
Talbot Mundy: OM.