In my continual quest to figure out my purpose in life, I have learned a few things : I need to be grateful for everything big (health of my family and friends) and small ( a single gerbera daisy). I need to figure out what makes me happy and do those things because that happiness will flow over to the innocent people around me. I should have a stronger faith . I should do more service work. Of all the things I’ve read, the most common theme is to treat others with kindness, that old Golden rule. These seem so basic yet honestly, I have trouble with this most important theme. I am a selfish person, I want to help people , but only if it fits into my time schedule. and heaven forbid if you call to talk during my favorite tv show. Now I am not proud of this and I recognize it as a character defect and awareness is the first step to fixing it. Also, how would I feel if I needed to talk and got someone’s machine (and in real life , they’re watching tv instead). It’s not a good feeling. So by “outing” myself like this, I now will try very hard to always put my hand out to my fellow-man. People are more important than tv!!