You may wonder why we are so committed to our philanthropic endeavors. Why we focus on outreach and the good we can do for our members and in the community. Why our strategic focus is about experience and doing what’s right. Why our goals are set to generate the financial stability and income necessary to support our philosophy of people helping people. Well, I was recently watching a program on Netflix called, David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet. In it was a quote I found quite poignant and an applicable answer to those very questions.
“A species can only thrive when everything else around it thrives too. We can solve the problems we now face by embracing this reality. If we take care of nature, nature will take care of us. It’s now time for our species to stop simply growing, to establish a life on our planet in balance with nature. To start to thrive.” – Sir David Attenborough
Change a few words and…
We can only thrive when everyone else around us thrives too. We can solve the problems we now face by embracing this reality. If we take care of others, others will take care of us. It’s now time for us to stop simply growing, to be something bigger not just something big, to establish a balance with our community and start to thrive.