I don’t pick up litter because I care about the environment. I care about the environment because I pick up litter.

July 14, 2021 by Joshua
in Fitness, SIDCHAs, Tips

Today, picking up litter, it occurred to me that the more I act, the more I care about what I do. The less I act, the more indifferent, apathetic, and complacent I become.

It could apply to picking up litter, avoiding packaged food, or many things I learned to do after childhood.

I care (second) because I act (first). If you want to get technical, caring and acting are parts of a system and drive each other.

But I think the action is more likely to start the cycle. Like love, you have to spend time together and do things for each other before falling in love, at least in my experience.

It’s like thinking Arnold Schwarzenegger went to the gym because he was strong or because he liked exercise. No, he became strong and learned to like exercising because he went to the gym.

So everyone out there who thinks they don’t care enough, or think individual action doesn’t matter, acting first with the intent and expectation that you’ll keep going will help you find your passion.

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