Real talk - the digital age does not make it easier to disentangle from our own ego, but we must remember, the world is vast and we are insignificant in comparison to the size of the universe. What is significant is that we are a social tribe entangled with other human beings. We influence and change other people on a daily basis, and this is how we leave our mark. Take a step back and think about your actions and who they really benefit. Are you making the world even colder than it already is? Or are you a light that helps make it better? It starts small, my friends. It starts with being a good person, a good friend, a good parent, a hand that feeds the hungry, a mouth that smiles to another. Ethics to the other should always be a main priority and harnessing a good heart and a selfless character is one way of getting there. The world would be so much better if we didn’t only give in to our own ego. This is exactly why the Buddhist thought is one of my biggest inspirations with the notion of “being selfless” that it teaches.