Wednesday, January 5, 2022

a splendid torch...........................

 This is the true joy in life—that being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one.  That 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.  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's a sort of splendid torch which I have got to hold up or the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.” 

-attributed to George Bernard Shaw

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