If you are struggling for inspiration in this first week of January, why not think of the honey bee?
Beekeeper Marianne Gee, who lives in Ottawa, Canada, looks to the bees when tackling life’s big problems.
“…a bee in her lifetime makes only 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey” — a tiny fraction of the hundred pounds of honey that a typical colony needs to survive. “The most remarkable thing isn’t that she does the work; it’s that she doesn’t even do it for herself,” she adds. A bee won’t directly benefit from the honey she makes; instead, it will allow future generations to thrive after she is gone.
This too is how we can change the world — by not worrying about the size of our contributions and by letting our efforts join the actions of others.
To read more of this article visit Ted.com who are doing a series every day in January on ‘How to Be a Better Human’.