Doing good is not an impulse but rather a discipline which brings you closer to understanding who you are. In your journey to accumulate wealth, you must not ignore your self-worth as this, not net worth, will give you a sense of vision and the ability to help humanity.
These words of wisdom were shared by the Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi, an authority on Transformative and Enlightened Leadership at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, at his recent talk on “Nature or self-interest? Why do leaders become philanthropists?”.
The event was part of the National University of Singapore (NUS) Greater Good Series which brings together leading minds to share their thoughts on topics related to philanthropy.
The Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi also explored the issue of leadership. He believes our planet is currently experiencing a deficit of quality leaders. Yet, he claims people can be trained to have the necessary sense of vision to become great leaders. And this sense of vision is linked to our self-worth and our ability to constantly strive to better ourselves.
It is this sense of vision that is required to engender philanthropy. For, philanthropy creates value and allows you to see the return of investing resources in the lives of others. Philanthropy is the planting of things not for you but for the next generation.
The NUS Greater Good Series features talks by leading minds on topics related to philanthropy. These include generosity, giving and service to the community, as well as leadership, personal well-being and mental resilience. The series aims to raise awareness of philanthropy and its impact on society.
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