You don’t need to be a “public” figure to make an impact on society
You don’t have to be a public figure to make impact.
The other day, I was talking to a friend of mine in medical school and we were talking about how he’s passionate about mental health as well, but can’t start a public podcast the way I have because he still needs to do residency and doesn’t want his professional career being affected.
He said to me, I wish I could make an impact like you do.
The reality is you don’t need a public podcast to make an impact.
In fact, I would argue private impact can often be greater than public impact.
For example, having more open dialogue and conversations with friends privately about mental health can be really impactful.
The content I make is general. Private conversations can be specific and more tailored to the individual.
“Private” impact can be just as powerful or even more powerful than “public” impact.
Also, in the case of mental health, there are other ways to help — like donating money to a mental health organization.