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Selflessness and Mark Bustos: Living the Good Life

Selflessness and Mark Bustos: Living the Good Life


In a podcast interview I listened to recently, Tim Ferris asked Ramit Sethi what his definition of successful was.

Ramit said he considered Mark Bustos a successful human being and went on to say why.

Intrigued, I Googled Mark and quickly understood why Ramit saw him that way.


Mark is a very well-known hair stylist in NYC, doing high-priced cuts and such for wealthy and well-known people. Sunday is his only day off. Guess what he spends it doing?

Mark Bustos


He walks around the city, finding homeless people in need of a haircut and doing exactly that for them. He approaches each of them with the same statement:  “I’d like to do something nice for you today.”

It’s wonderful to have things in this world, a job we like to do each day, creature comforts. But our time here takes on a completely new layer of meaning when we are able to use our talents or skills to help others.

Mark is an incredible example of selflessness.

Read more about him here.

Check out photos of his acts of kindness on Instagram.

Some favorite quotes here on giving back:

“Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” ~ Albert Einstein

“From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life.” ~ Arthur Ashe

“To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The greatest good you can do for another is not just share your riches, but reveal to them their own.” ~ Disraeli



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