I wrote a letter to my 2.5 year old son about why I do what I do. I believe the next generation deserves a better world that is filled with love, positivity and inclusion.
WHY DID I START
An unexpected life lesson made me re-examine my life. In April 2019, my son suffocated for almost five minutes. I desperately patted his back. There were many unbearable thoughts during those five minutes. The thoughts repeated again and again. A father could not save his own son.
Because of this, I went on a discovery journey to relook at the world through the lens of a small child. I started asking myself these questions: How can I become a better father, a better person? What sort of world do I want my kids and his friends to live in? How can I positively influence the world while there is time? It was this self-discovery which led me to why I do what I do.
While technology has improved our lives, we are more connected digitally than ever, our lifespan has more than doubled; humans, are unhappy. Every 40 seconds, someone chooses to end their lives because they fail to see hope. We are less connected with one another on a human level.
My positivity is not innate. It comes from losing some things in life and almost losing my son. I had Bell’s palsy twice in my life. For a period of nine months, I lost the ability to smile, blink and speak. I had to relearn how to speak. I learned the importance of health and the key to happiness is to be grateful for the things that we have, and not the things we don't have.
Discovering my own transformative purpose has had a profound impact on my life. I have made it my mission to spread positivity and help others discover their north star.
Positivity brings out the best in us. I believe when everyone focuses on becoming a better future-self together, our world will be a much better place than how we found it.