What kind of voluntary hardship do you practice?
Sure, it’s the cold showers, going without sugar/fats/drink alcohol, it’s cooking homemade food (if it’s not your norm), getting off your phone, underdressing for the weather — all the hard shit that’s about YOU.
But what about voluntary hardship for others?
Opening the door for a stranger, smiling to a fellow pedestrian, buying lunch for the guy behind you, calling your mother/father for no particular reason, volunteering for the homeless, listening vs trying to fix it, calling your local congress, recycling (for real), eating less, drinking less, going without anger/judgment/distrust?
Let’s shift the perspective away from ourselves and onto others.
Let’s move our DNA for mankind.