Becoming The Change Podcast (Episode 541): This World Owes You Nothing

Welcome to the Becoming The Change Podcast. Each daily reading focuses on a different quote on how we can best apply it to our own moral compass and one of the five areas in Social Emotional Learning: Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills and Responsible Decision Making. Thank you for listening and we hope you consider subscribing to the podcast for future episodes.

This World Owes You Nothing

“Don’t believe the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.”

-Robert J. Burdette

Typically every generation feels like the next generation acts as though the world owes them something. I know I would hear that all the time from the previous generation and I definitely know I’ve said it to my own daughter’s generation before just based on their actions. But like every new generation is told is that the world owes us nothing and it is up to us to go out there and get what it is that we want out of life.

Author and humorist Robert J. Burdette’s quote reemphasizes this because we know that we as a human race came after this world was created. We are on its timeline and we are on its turf so to speak. We are actually the ones that owe the world something. I believe we are all on borrowed time to have whatever impact we’d like to have here on Earth and on others around us. Once we realize this we will stop waiting for something to come happen to us and go out there and make it happen ourselves.

What does this quote mean to you and how can you apply today’s message towards improving your self awareness?

To subscribe to the podcast please go to Apple Podcasts or Spotify.

Music from

“Relaxing Piano Music” by Kevin MacLeod (
License: CC BY (

A special thank you to Feedspot for recognizing the Becoming The Change podcast as one of the Top 10 Social Emotional Learning Podcasts  on the internet. It is an honor to be amongst the other podcasts on this list as we all strive to make this world a better place.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s