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Do Cool Sh*t - Quit Your Day Job, Start Your Own Business, and Live Happily Ever After by Miki Agrawal

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18

GIVING BACK

Why Service Matters

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.

—GANDHI

Inner-City High School Classroom, the Bronx, New York

Reaching down for the door handle while holding a stack of pizza boxes wasn’t exactly the most graceful thing, but I managed to twist the knob and push the door open with my hip.

As I entered the Bronx high school classroom, I felt a flurry of quizzical eyes turn my way, and with one nod toward the teacher, I looked back at the sea of questioning fourteen-year-olds as I tried to straighten the pizza boxes in hand.

“Who wants pizza?”

That seemed to be the secret password, as ...

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