Don’t wait until you make your first million to make a difference in somebody’s life. If you have something to give, give it now.

Mark Bezos

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About This Quote

“A Life Lesson from a Volunteer Firefighter.” TED2011. Mar. 2011.

Source: "A Life Lesson from a Volunteer Firefighter." TED2011. Mar. 2011. Additional Information: This quote from volunteer firefighter Mark Bezos means that you don't need to have a lot of money in order to help someone. You can help someone today, even if the only thing you have to give is your time. The quote is from Bezos' 2011 TED Talk, in which he tells the story of a time when he was able to help someone in a small but meaningful way. The point of this story, says Bezos, is that you may not have the opportunity to save someone's life every day, but that every day offers the opportunity to affect someone's life. Some examples he gives of ways you can help someone today include volunteering at a soup kitchen, cleaning up a neighborhood park, or being a mentor to someone. Watch the full TED Talk here: Mark Bezos - A Life Lesson from a Volunteer Firefighter