Leave the world better than you found it

I’ve been reading ‘Surely You’re Joking Mr. Feynman’ and what struck me was that although Richard Feynman was a brilliant physicist, teacher and everything else in-between, like all great geniuses he seemed to suffer most when it came to anything relating to ‘emotional intelligence’. He wasn’t a good reader of people or situations. Then it struck me, can you be that smart and still be light up a room with your wit and humour? Probably not, but when you’re as intelligent as Richard Feynman and Elon Musk who cares?

I’ve been watching a lot of Elon Musk lectures, interviews and talks, he’s a fascinating guy. Some of his interviews and super hard to get through, he’s not the best speaker in the world, but there’s still something quite captivating about him that make you hang on his every word. It’s really weird. The video above needs no description, just watch it and remind yourself everyday that you ain’t shit, there’s people like Elon Musk out there trying to make the world a better place whilst you spend 8hrs a day refining your social media calendar. It’s not a case of levels, i find that term a bit disparaging, but more a case of priorities. If we all heed the call to try to make the world a better place, in whatever way we can we’ll hopefully advance mankind a few steps, but if we all collectively spend our time trying to convince ourselves that what we do is of any importance to society at large, we’ll be looking back in a few years wondering why no-one we’re surrounded by pools of molten lava (aka doomsday).

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