What is My Job on the Planet with a Capital J?

“[I]nstead of ending his life, [Buckminster] Fuller decided to live from then on as if he had died that night. Being dead, he wouldn’t have to worry about how things worked out for himself personally and would be free to devote himself to living as a representative of the universe. The rest of his life would be a gift. Instead of living for himself, he would devote himself to asking, ‘What is it on this planet that needs doing that I know something about, that probably won’t happen unless I take responsibility for it?'”

Jon Cabat Zinn, Wherever You Go There You Are (from the chapter, What is My Job on the Planet with a Capital J?)

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