Originally Posted by DiscoDan
The reason why I'm looking for what people should do is so that I myself can adopt such a philosophy. This, of course, has no bearing on my expectations of anybody other than myself.
Got it. And I think what each person should do is what (s)he is inspired to do. I think that's the path to optimal results for everyone as a whole, actually: each person following her own breath.
Are you inspired
by compassion and education/knowledge as driving values for yourself? If so, I think you've nailed it. If not, keep looking. It sounds to me from your post that there's a deeper value trying to inspire you, one that underlies both compassion and education/knowledge. What do you think?