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Is sacrifice always part of making an impact?

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Written by kirkistan

June 23, 2011 at 12:18 pm

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  1. I suppose, like most things, it all depends on what you mean by sacrifice. The multi-millionaire who sponsors an orphan’s education indeed has made an impact, but it would be debatable if it truly was sacrificial—in the sense that it caused some form of discomfort (whether emotionally, financially, spiritually, etc.) for the millionaire. Rather, the millionaire gave out of his abundance, though I’m not sure this is the same as sacrifice. What do you think?

    Jason

    June 24, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    • Jason, Thanks for the thoughtful note.I suppose the millionaire still sacrificed, though small in comparison to her fortune. I’m struck by my own reluctance to boldly move into any area that promises a bit of sweat or pain or cost. It seems to me making an impact in someone’s life requires that I care about the things they care about, which automatically moves me away from being comfortably numb.

      kirkistan

      June 24, 2011 at 1:10 pm


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