For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others. Nelson Mandela
How are you building into the lives of others?
This is a challenging question. In an age that has focussed on individual rights and freedoms, it’s easy to become so insular that we forget about the chains of others whilst we’re fighting so hard to cast off our own.
As we mentioned in a previous blog this month, COVID-19 has given us all a waypoint to pause and reassess our choices. But, if it’s not a global crisis, it will be something else – perhaps more personal.
Life transitions and events happen all the time and confront our thoughts and behaviour.
The good news is that we have the freedom to change!
We can change:
- How we spend our time
- How we spend out money
- Our investment strategies and risk cover
- The people that we have in our lives
Opportunity and privilege are really matters of perception. It’s easy to think that our options are limited and our situation is dire – but there will always be someone who looks up to us. There will always be people who can benefit from our time, our opportunity, our wealth and our encouragement.
We have the freedom to change choices that have not considered, respected and enhanced the freedom of others. And… we can help those people change too. Our freedom can only be at its most valuable when it also adds to the freedom of others.
The choice is yours – will you live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
Let us know how we can help.