Originally Posted by Marth
How can you possibly make a difference in the world when 6 billion people just like you want to accomplish the exact same thing of growing and making a notable difference in the world?
You're assuming that first all 6+ billion people are trying to make a difference and grow? That's just plain wrong.
Secondly, the implicit message there seems to be: "It's too hard
to make a "notable" difference because there's so many people out there trying to do that, too." It's sorta like applying to a job, "why would they hire me when they've got hundreds of people applying to the job who're more qualified than me". You just selected yourself out of the running, then.
Now here's my further point: do you really want to make an impact on the world because you care about other people and the world, or do you want to do it so you don't have to face the fact that you'll die and there's a good chance no one will remember you? Is it just an ego boost or do you genuinely, honestly, truly want to improve the world and people's lives?
You don't have to take that as a judgment or a rebuke. I'm not there yet, for example.