Ex-Stockbroker Spends $200K On Acts Of Kindness Around The World.
In a world where you can see negativity wherever you look, it's important to remember that so many people are out there doing good. Whether it's your neighbor who reads to the elderly, or your nephew who helps out at the animal shelter, there are random acts of kindness happening all over the world at any given moment. This man was fed up with the way his life was going, so he decided to take some advice from his past to make a difference to the world.
Saved By Teacher
Born in London, England, Leon Logothesis didn’t necessarily have the greatest start at life. Like so many other children, Leon was the victim of relentless bullies. Fortunately, he had a teacher that made a huge difference in his life. "As a kid, I would say… I was saved by a teacher that made me feel like I mattered, by being kind,” said Leon.
When Leon became an adult, he took a job as a stockbroker in London. Unfortunately, Leon wasn’t enjoying the life that he was living. “I was successful but I was unhappy, I was disconnected. I was fortunate to be able to travel wherever I wanted. But I felt there had to be so much more in my life than just sitting behind a desk,” Leon explained in an interview with Forbes.
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One day, Leon began reading the book "The Motorcycle Diaries," which is a true story based on Che Guevara’s motorcycle trip across South America. It was then that Leon realized he needed to make some drastic changes in his life. "In that moment, I realized that there was another way to live. I didn't have to sit behind that desk. I could go out and connect with people. I could go out and be inspired by people," explained Leon.
Leon began thinking about ways to make himself feel better about where his life was going. “That was a tipping point for me,” Leon said. “Because I remember walking into work every day and spending 16 hours a day at work and thinking, ‘Why am I doing this to myself?’ On the outside, I had everything you could want, but on the inside, I had nothing.”
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$5 a Day
So, Leon decided to quit his job to pursue a life that he considered worth living. He knew that he had always wanted to travel, so he began thinking about where he should go. Eventually, he decided to go to the United States, but he would do it with a bit of a twist. Leon challenged himself to travel throughout the United States on only $5 a day.
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