Gary Quehl and William Bergquist
I don’t feel I have sacrificed much by becoming as involved as I have. My terming off two nonprofit boards has helped to restore balance in my life. Senior Sage Leader
More than half of the 50 senior sages say there is no personal sacrifice in their civic engagements. For them, the benefits far out-weigh personal costs:
I really don’t feel I sacrifice anything. At least nothing that isn’t counterbalanced by the great rewards I receive.
Quite the opposite. I don’t feel my wife or I are sacrificing anything. We are being enrichment by our community involvements.
Right now I don’t feel like I sacrifice. Rather, my volunteer work feeds me. I went through a couple of marriages and had to choose between being who I am or being in the marriages. At this point in my life, my husband wholeheartedly supports what I do and is enthusiastic about it. It feeds me in so many ways. My kids are all grown now, and they’re proud of me, so it’s fine.
No. In fact, my involvements are more complementary to what I’m all about than a distraction. It has taken a little while for me to strike a good balance in my life, so I now have time for my hobbies and other interests.
Just the opposite. Getting involved in something I am passionate about has enriched my life. And it has better psychic benefits than saying, “Gee, I could have gone sailing but I had to attend this meeting.”1K Club