I’m a big believer in the “moral obligation bond.” In other words, we all have a responsibility to our community, family, and others. This is the idea that “I’m going to do this for you because you’re here” is what I would consider to be a moral obligation.
We all have responsibility to ourselves and others. We all have different responsibilities based on the nature of our work and the fact that we work together. That is what you need to realize when you’re dealing with your community.
Im not trying to sell you on a “don’t do it” type of moral obligation bond, though. I am trying to get you to understand that you CAN and should do the things that are right for your community and that these things that you take on as a member of the community are in no way a burden and never will be.
So in the world of community, the idea that you are being a burden is not true. So you can choose to take on your responsibilities with your community and not feel a burden. You do not have to worry that you are not doing enough, and you can continue to earn good wages and be a part of the community and not feel a burden.
And that is exactly what everyone here at the office is saying. So in the world of community, by choosing to take on your community obligations you will not feel a burden. You will not feel guilty for not being a part of your community. You will not feel that you are in competition with anyone else. You will feel that you have to do what you are expected to do, and you will feel like a part of the community.
When you’re happy in your community, the community will be in better shape than it needs to be, and that’s the point. Why bother? Your community is more valuable than it’s ever been.
Moral obligation bonds (MOBs) are like the friendship bonds between soldiers. You choose to put your life in the hands of another person, and that person will put their life in the hands of you. When you choose to do something for your community, you give that person the obligation to do something for you. You are then obligated to try to help the community out. A MOB could be a relationship, or it could be a business, or a hobby.
The most successful MOBs and MOBs are the ones that have a clear purpose and are self-serving. If you’re looking to build a new business, for example, you want to make sure you’re building something that benefits the community, and not something that benefits your own personal agenda. If you want to make a hobby, you want to make sure you’re making something that brings you joy; in these cases, the MOB is more of a social obligation or an investment.
You could also make an MOB for the sake of making a hobby, or even just a hobby. I think we can agree that the latter case is a bit more common. Just look at the various MOBs that have popped up in the last few years.
I feel like many of these MOBs have been made more or less as a social obligation. They are essentially a “what comes after is more important than what comes first” situation. Like, if you’re an artist, you make a MOB because you want to make people happy, or if you make a hobby, you make a MOB because you want to make people happy.