For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Neil deGrasse Tyson is not a social worker. He is an astrophysicist. Yet two main driving philosophies are mine, too. I have organized my life around both. They are my aspirations and my daily practice. At the end of each day, I consider myself accomplished if I’ve learned something new (or challenged myself) and if I’ve helped someone in need. I am infinitely fortunate that my profession gives me chance to do both (almost) every day.