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Mutagen

A Mutagen is an agent of substance that can bring about a permanent alteration to the composition of a gene such that the genetic message is changed.
– www.brooklyn.cuny.edu

Are you still considering life purpose and change?  Are you visualizing details about how this life-change will look? (I’m here to keep prodding you)  Are you wondering what Mutagen has to do with any of this?

If you are still with me, listen to this idea put out by Tim Urban of WaitButWhy.com (who puts out thought-provoking opinion blogs in a very funny way).   Urban makes this observation – In the earth today, with mass communication, computers and the internet, we are acting like a single connected organism.  Humanity today is not made up of individuals alone, but – thanks to our technology – a collective wisdom and consciousness has come together as a human colossus.  A single organism made up of 7.5 billion individuals.  We are cells in a larger being, inextricably linked in a collective that includes all human beings on earth.  Urban asks this question – If we are cells in a multi-cellular being, are you acting as a healthy cell or a cancer cell?  Are you building and working for companies that are pushing humanity forward, or is your business, your company, your lifestyle actually making the human colossus sicker?

Good point, and yet, how do we do this?  Let’s take some advice on how to create a Personal Social Responsibility Plan.

  1. Look for gaps in satisfaction. Maybe the defining value comes when you’re feeling dissatisfied with a daily routine and don’t have a straightforward answer for what could be throwing you off. 
  2. It’s okay not to be perfect.  Openly admit it and continue striving.
  3. Be consistently positive. Developing defining values and establishing commitments builds a reputation upon consistent positive things. 
Even in business, there is a prevailing consciousness of Corporate Social Responsibility that is backed by numbers.  A recent Well.org study found that businesses seen as socially conscious have investment returns of 1025% over a 10-year-period compared to 122% for the S&P 500. 

How wonderful to not just follow your personal passion — to also raise the health of the human colossus at the same time. 

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