Calling Pt 2

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

I'm reading through Not For Sale by David Batstone. Here's a quote on calling that stood out to me:

"How do you find your vocation? You locate where your passion meets the needs of the world. The first part of that equation is to engage yourself in those activities that you feel you are put on this earth to do. The second part of that equation is to carry out those activities so as the benefit others. The world is filled with unhappy people who are doing work that they do not care about, all for the sake of making more money or because they are trying to fulfill someone else's dreams."

I'm still chewing on that.

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2 Comments:

At 9:50 AM, Blogger John L said...

Sadly, the second part - working to benefit others - has been missing from most vocations. Today we're seeing the rise of what some are calling the "Double Bottom Line" or "Social Entrepreneurship" - ventures and vocations that bridge capitalism with social benefit.

Some links:

http://www.xigi.net/

http://www.riseproject.org/cgi-bin/rise_build_search.pl

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_Return_on_Investment

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triple_bottom_line

http://www.blendedvalue.org/

 
At 12:33 PM, Anonymous Derek said...

Thanks John for the excellent links. Another one I found useful as far as social reposnsible mutual funds is this one
winninginvesting.com

 

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