A purposeful life

This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one:

The being a force of nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances,

complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.

I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live.

I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no “brief candle” to me.

It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly

as possible before handing it on to future generations.

George Bernard Shaw, “Man and Superman”

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