It occurs to me that a fair share of the workplace angst I have served, worked with, and sometimes engaged in stems from a strong sense of jealousy about someone else …
… Someone else who said something I wanted to say, but did not.
… Someone else who did something I wanted to do, but did not.
… Someone else who appeared to reap benefits that I desired.
… Someone else who seemed capable with topics or issue around which I struggled.
… Someone else who interacted easily with those I was reluctant to approach.
You know, you can work up quite a dandy little Pity Party with thinking like this …
Once I quit being jealous of Someone Else and just concentrated on being the best me I could be, things got much better. I even began to respect and like Someone Else … after all, I was learning from them every day/
Trying to be proactive rather than reactive in the Heartland ….
The image: “Jealousy and Flirtation” by Henry King done in 1874 … courtesy of WIkipedia and in the Public Domain
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Yeah … We are talking about another of those whimsically named online programs that sometimes come and go with dizzying speed.
As they say where I’m from, this one has legs. Here are some reasons I like and support Kickstarter:
The donations can be quite small. It’s not all about going after the big money … it’s about how much different your few dollars make when combined with many other’s few dollars.
People can vote their passions. You support ideas or activities that speak to your heart … this puts power into the hands of many instead of the hands of a few.
Creativity is rewarded. Not through massive album sales or packed stadium concerts, but where it actually resides … with individuals and small groups who decide to do something exciting and different.
The power of the Internet is shown. People connect with other people to do good regardless of location … your investment might be on the far side of the world or right down the street.
Read more about where that one billion dollars is coming from at:
When you visit Kickstarter, and you will …You might just find something worthwhile to donate a few dollars to and help some folks who you do not know exist … yet.
Wondering who to invest in next in the Heartland ….