Ask the next person you see what drives them.
Chances are you’ll hear some combination of:
But saying these things doesn’t make them so.
They do sound good though.
What we say and what we actually do are often very different.
The person who lives for family may be avoiding a call from his Mother.
The person who lives for their children may be stifling their natural growth with seemingly good intentions.
The person who lives for helping others may be so lost in altruism that they’ve neglected their own personal development.
Ultimately it is never what we say but what we genuinely embody and live that matters.
Our species was around long before the advent of language. Read this post by Seth Godin
And so, our actions are what truly matter.
Not our words.