That Universe Isn’t Going to Fix Itself

I’m decompressing from Oracle OpenWorld with a 6-day Qigong retreat in Minneapolis, and one of my insights is:

It is up to each of us to make the world a better place

I’ve met many people whose natural mode of operation was to complain. I appreciate these people, but they are not improving the state of the world.

Every day, each of us have the possibility to improve the world. We can show kindness to a friend, colleague or stranger. We can share some knowledge we have – on the project Wiki, in a company newsletter, through a public blog post, an article or a conference presentation. We can contribute somewhere – be part of an Open Source project, volunteer in a user group.

That universe isn’t going to fix itself. Think about what action you can take today to move us all to a better place.