Life enrichment on societal levels is often also life enrichment on a personal level. Life enrichment on a personal level is also often life enrichment on a societal level. Trying to enrich one’s own life (engaging in life enrichment on a personal level) is not much different than trying to take on as much personal responsibility for one’s own life as is possible. If all adults on Earth embrace more personal responsibility, then Earth will likely be a much better place to live. In this sense then, life enrichment on a personal level is life enrichment on a societal level.
Helping others can feel good. Helping others is a large part of what life enrichment on a societal level is about. Sometimes through helping others one also helps one’s own self. For example, through teaching (helping others) one may earn money (helping one’s own self); or by inventing a technology that cures or prevents disease, like a vaccine, one can earn money or feel good.
It is good to try and benefit both one’s own self and others. Life enrichment on a personal level includes things like helping one’s own self, solving problems in one’s own life, and engaging in potentially enjoyable activities.Life enrichment on societal level can include things like try to change and repeal unjust laws, teaching others, volunteering and so forth.Activities like working towards developing radical life extension technologies can potentially enrich one’s own life and others.
It seems that many individuals in society do not put a great deal of thought into how to strategically behave in ways that will authentically enrich their own lives in both the short and long term. Many individuals are short sighted in trying to enrich their own lives. For example, someone might smoke cigarettes because they feel like the temporary reduction in stress will be more life enriching than not smoking; or someone might go out binge drinking because they want to experience a night of fun and experience life enrichment that way. However, smoking in drinking are horrible life enrichment strategies over the long run since both can cause serious and significant health problems.
It is important to think on both the short and long term when attempting to create strategies for implementing and creating life enrichment on personal and societal levels in ways that will be authentically life enriching. It is good to try and enrich the lives of one’s own self and others. Authentic personal level life enrichment strategies are also often societal level life enrichment strategies.