How Much Good Can One Person Do?

After the death of his daughter and nearing bankruptcy, Buckminster Fuller found himself in the depths of depression. He emerged from a suicidal state with the personal challenge to begin “an experiment to see what a single individual can contribute to changing the world and benefiting all humanity.”

He was one of the great visionaries of the 20th century. He popularized the term, Spaceship Earth and synergy. A designer, inventor, architect and philosopher, he wrote 28 books and held 28 patents, including the Geodesic Dome, the Dymaxion Car and a floating breakwater.

Buckminster Fuller is just one example of what a difference one person can make.

What personal challenge do you need to realize your potential in life?

How much can you accomplish in your lifetime?

Don’t be intimidated by Bucky Fuller’s genius. You have two special gifts: the gift of being human and intimately connected with others, and the gift of this day.

What can you accomplish in one day in your capacity as a human being? You can offer kindness in your words and actions. You can remind someone that they are not alone. You can show you care. You can see opportunities where you can use your unique talents and resources to make a positive difference to others, and you can choose to act.

You can share love. You can create happiness.

You have the gift of this day. How much good can you accomplish today?

 

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About Davidicus Wong

I am a family physician. I write a weekly newspaper column, Healthwise for the Vancouver Courier, Burnaby Now, Royal City Record and Richmond News.
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