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A little pick goes along way.

10 GoodGymers made their way to help their local community in Barnet.

  • John Shirley
  • Paul Salman
  • Michelle
  • Harvey Gallagher
  • Abi Perrin
  • Derby runner
  • York runner
  • Gwyn Williams
  • Tower Hamlets runner
  • Becky
Saturday, 31st of December 2022
Led by Paul Salman

I read this recently and thought I would share..

There are some great people looking to do good in the world and it seems daunting to emulate them or difficult to apply what you know you should do. This is true for the climate emergency

The same is true for doing good as a whole. The philosophy is so aspirational, so idealistic that, given the flaws we each carry, the idea of even coming close to approaching the life of a sage feels ridiculous. But what if that was the wrong way to think about it? What if instead of trying to be some unassailable force of moral good in the world, each of us just tried to be a little bit better whenever we saw an opportunity? What kind of cumulative difference would that end up making? An example: Was the move away from plastic carrier bags. Was this some transformational improvement to the world? Was it some shockingly selfless sacrifice? Of course not. But it was an improvement that reduced our ecological impact a tiny bit. We got better where we could. Everyone has opportunities to do this. Opportunities to put their phone down and really listen to someone who needs to be heard. Opportunities to contribute some spare change to a worthy cause. Opportunities to let their employees go home early from work. Opportunities to pass on an unnecessary cross country flight or to litter pick or to hold the door open for someone. These are little actions. They won’t make you a sage or a saint. But they will make a little improvement to the world and to yourself. And if we all did them—and if we all did them more often—they would add up to real transformation.

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