In last week’s issue of our newsletter, we put together some stuff on volunteering in Singapore. It can be an individual thing, but also great as a group activity. Whether we do it or not, it’s always healthy to keep an awareness and check in with ourselves from time to time.
Volunteering for/to Change
Besides creating a social change or building a better society, “it can also bring people together, widen perspectives, and yes, build a critical foundation for civic values.” We strongly agree with that, and also believe we can learn empathy better. When we do good for others, we do good for ourselves. Realising that contributing socially affects all of us can spark each one of us to play our own part, no matter how small it will be. It is better to give than to receive.
There is a Chinese saying that goes: “If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody.” For centuries, the greatest thinkers have suggested the same thing: Happiness is found in helping others.TIME
See related: Kindness today, Kindness tomorrow