Why I Give Back

While I’m still in the eyes of the world a young individual, I’ve personally noticed, at least during the last several years, as people age they tend to go in one of two directions.

The first is they look towards themselves and themselves alone, they don’t consider much of their surroundings or community and will avoid anything to do with the community. With social media and instant gratification forever changing society, this is leading to the narcissistic generation. A generation that is all about “me, myself and I.”

Now, the second is someone who not only appreciates their community, but gives back to it and does whatever they can to make the small chunk of earth they live in that much better for both themselves and those around them.

Like many things in life, once you start down one path, it is pretty difficult to jump over to the next. Not physically by any means, but mentally. The mind is one of the most difficult things to change. It is why I’m so glad of my upbringing and can never thank my parents enough for making me the person I am today.

I’ve always felt giving back was an important part of life, helping contribute to the community that made me into the person I am today.

In my company, we work with many nonprofit organizations, especially many in Columbia. It’s always a pleasure to work with them and to help create something more, something that I know will directly benefit those around our town.

Giving back has always been an important part of my life, and I always encourage those around me to give back, especially as we enter the holiday season. Whether it’s volunteering or making a donation to a cause you support, giving back not only gives you a bit of joy, but creates a lasting impact of change for the better.

CoMoGives (link to CoMoGives website) is currently ongoing, and I encourage you to take a look to see many of the organizations in Columbia helping others.