BETTER THAN is a powerful frame of mind! Better Than is beauty, symmetry and function. Use it every moment of every day. Better Than is fortunato. (To read the essay by artist Gordy Grundy, click here.)

I want to leave everywhere I go,
better than I found it.
I want to leave everyone I meet,
better for the encounter.

So, tell us of your experiences.
Share with us how you have made this world BETTER THAN it is.
Post a comment. You will inspire others. Spread the message.



Christopher Buzzini said...

This is wonderful. A great expression with such a positive message. I've been using it at many times a day since I first read it. It has so benefitted my own conduct and mindset while also enriching the activities of my daily routine. Can't wait to send it to friends!

Anonymous said...

This works.

laurelpaley said...

The first part of this "mantra" was one of the dicta of the Girl Scouts when I was a member long ago. "Leave every place better than you found it." I love how you added "Leave everyone you meet better for the encounter" to it. (AND teaching it to my students!)

James Griffith said...

This is the "only game in town".
This opens up the possibilities of life to an endlessly larger scale, leaving the crushing confines of the ego behind. This IS!

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Unknown said...

"Better than" is fabulous--simple, functional...possibilities to an endlessly larger scale, but also to the smallest scale. I can't wait to see "Better than" on billboards, athletes' shoes, spray-painted on highway overpasses...

"America wasn't founded so that we could all be better. America was founded so we could all be anything we damned well pleased."
P. J. O'Rourke

Maybe it's time to raise the bar, to accept the challenge that each of us CAN do better. It's not good enough let us all do as we damn well please; it's time to expect something better.

Freedom is nothing but a chance to be better.
Albert Camus