For a Sherpa, climbing the mountain is not recreational nor is it done for pride or for a transcendent experience. The Sherpa mountaineers risk their lives out of necessity. Scaling Mount Everest is a means for providing for their family. It is a job. During a two month period, a Sherpa guide will earn an average sum of $5000. The Napali people earn an average of $700 a year, according to The World Bank data.Read More
In a recent episode of the new television show "Almost Human", Dorian (a robot) asked Detective John Kennex (his human cop partner) "Who will remember me when I am gone?" Detective John Kennex replied "You’re a cop. The people you help will remember you."
For a long time, I've been asking myself the same question that Dorian asked. Though I never considered the answer to be as simple as 'the people you help will remember you.' And the obvious truth is that this statement applies to all of us, no matter what your job is. Wether you have an entry level position in a crappy retail store or you're job allows you to travel the world, how often are you willingly sacrificing your time, your energy, or sharing your knowledge and skill for the well being of others?Read More