On significance

🙋🏼‍♀️ Dearest you,

Our minds tend to think of the world as an orderly system in which processes are linear.

We couldn’t be more wrong.

As times like these show us so very clearly: if the world is one thing, it’s utter chaos.

In this ever-changing system, I’ve been thinking about which actions are significant.

My conclusion: it’s never up to you to define the significance of your actions.

If we’re lucky we can foresee most of the effects of our actions, but we never know how significant they are going to be.

Significance is always in the eye of the beholder.

What we deem worthy of our attention is our personal choice. Attributing significance to a person, company, project, passing of a law, initiative, or project is something each individual chooses to do.

Therefore doing good has nothing to do with taking significant steps—we can’t know what those things are.

Doing good is choosing the actions that we think will have the most optimal effects. And after taking those actions, we should be humble enough to leave the process of determining their significance to others.

It’s our task to make the best possible decisions. Not to aim for significance.

Have a great week,

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