Champion a Social Problem

The title of David Brooks’ latest TED Talk is The Lies Our Culture Tells Us About What Matters--and a Better Way to Live. Whoa. Serious. But the message, also in his new book, aligns with our Box Lunch Lifestyle less-serious pursuit of turning typical days into remarkable ones with more meaning, purpose and joy.

DB sees people finding deep satisfaction by pulling others together around important projects and causes.

Have you always wanted to be a person who unites, or heals, or rescues? If asking this question makes you feel a spark of aliveness (and not a heavy thud of “should”-type obligation) maybe your quiet dream is to finally be the person who acts on that project, cause, or social problem that speaks to you.