(Video link here.) “Don’t sweat the small stuff “has become a self-help mantra that we often tend to agree with. It’s easy to get caught up in unnecessary details or minor challenges and lose sight of the big picture. However, occasionally we’re reminded that every piece of conventional wisdom has its foil. The above video from Good and the great Andrew Sloat illustrates why sometimes sweating the small stuff is not only important, but deeply related to the big picture. (It also provides a really clear visual of a few simple ways to be kinder to the environment).

—Sarah Martino

via Andrew Sloat

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