I would like to state for the record that doing what I think is right is not about my soapbox or my ego or some kind of beautiful self-sacrifice. It is about my own self-interest.
Allow me to explain:
- I believe that my own security is jeopardized when others are in a state of desperation.
- I want to be part of a world wider than my own socioeconomic status.
- I would rather be defined as a person than as a worker; better to be a citizen than a consumer.
- Life is too short to spend your days working against what you really want.
So I can’t stand it when people who hear I work for a nonprofit call me noble. I’m in it for myself too.