i used to think life was a tragedy—now i know that its a comedy

why your impact calculation is bogus

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talking with my cousin the other week

she confided in me

that she wasnt having much impact—she has a message to share but the only people who listen to her are (her mom—her friend—me)

so my cousin was sad

but i said listen here cous

i think your impact calculation is bogus

heres why

theres a lizard somewhere in the world and my sister sees it and takes its picture

the lizard is beautiful

its orange with white spots on its back

tiny little thing

my sister puts the picture on the internet and i see it and i get moved by its beauty and it affects me

this lizard may have an impact calculation (how well is its beauty reaching the world ??)

but i bet that lizard knows nothing of cameras

and i bet that lizard knows nothing of the internet

and i bet that lizard knows nothing of me !!

and i bet that lizard knows nothing of you (who are reading this story)

and i bet that even my sister doesnt know that i am telling stories based on her picture that she posted of a lizard she thought was cute

and i am sure that i do not know who is reading this article and im sure i have no idea what the impact of me writing this will be

so

your impact calculation is bogus

be yourself

do your thing

make beauty

share it

enjoy the process

dont worry about the impact (or lack of)

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