A Chicago public school teacher who had her class watch our movie No Impact Man reached out to me and asked me to write a letter to her class. After I wrote it, I realized it is exactly the advice I strive to follow in my own life and which you, whatever age you are, might find helpful–at least if, like me, you are looking to lead an authentic, impactful, good life.
The story of a wise man, faced with a conundrum that could result in the death of a bird, and how taking care of our own spiritual fitness matters when it comes to helping those around us and the world.
When I was younger, I obsessed with what I would think of my life on my deathbed. I’ve come to think there is no real way to define the path. But the story of the mystic Rabbi Zusya and what he said on his death bed at least offers a kind of compass to follow.