I think if we remember this statement and perhaps even put it on an index card to remind ourselves frequently, then our lives will be enriched. We will also be able to feel more fulfilled as well. We really are here to help others and can do that in so many ways each day. Showing compassion, love, care, respect and friendliness to others is so easy that's it's definitely unclear as to why we don't do this all the time. I think we get wrapped up in our day to day activities and everything we "have" to do that we forget to get out of ourselves and look around.
Change that this week - make at least one day a day of observation and a "day of other people"!