How much you contribute to the world is up to you.
If you choose not to accept the fundamentally positive parts of experience you make it highly unlikely that you will be able to engage in meritorious action or add to the store of knowledge.
How can you generate positive karma if ripples of negativity are constantly spinning out from the center of your experience?
But when you turn toward the positive, all that can change.
You can create a healthy environment for yourself and others—at the physical level, the social level and the emotional level.
Dimensions of Mind