a quote to contemplate

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 am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community, and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can.

 I want to be thoroughly used up when I die...

I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no "brief candle" for 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 (1856-1950)

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i don't have anything to add to that! it might be a bit harsh, but i love the fire and passion in it!