Not doing something that causes pain, sadness or even just irritation to another is human decency. Actively going out of your way to make some else’s burden lighter, life sweeter, and heart fuller — likely at your own expense — that is true generosity of the golden variety.
Our lives are saturated (with information, tasks and content to be processed), and we all have limitations (of time, mental space, enthusiasm, or any other number of things). Because we can’t read it all, learn it all, or do it all, it behooves us to devote our interior resources to the material that will have the greatest tangible outcomes.
It’s worth considering what alternative job descriptions we’d like to inhabit, because once identified, we can figure out how to incorporate aspects of those dreams into our ordinary lives, adding some fun and variety to the everyday, and also helping us claim a different side of our multifaceted identities.