An observation worth noting … and pondering:
The most happy man is he
who knows how to bring into relation
the end and beginning of his life
Easier said than done, of course!
But the truest measures of our self-worth, our value, and our achievements is to honor the passions and purposes which define us as unique individuals. That those pursuits may not be as popular or as broadly beneficial to others as someone’s or everyone else’s ambitions simply does not matter in the end.
Who we are matters most. If we trust that within each of us, no matter our conditions, circumstances, obstacles, skill levels, or anything and everything else, we must believe that we each carry some seed of goodness and worth for the benefit of at least one other person. Most of our efforts and contributions may be invisible and unknown to all but a few, but that can never matter in the end.
What does matter is to honor our gifts and our value as individuals here to live life to its fullest and to leave it one iota better (at least) than when we arrived.
Learn to trust what carries the most meaning to you—regardless of comparisons to the choices of everyone else. Be your best at every moment and in every opportunity and stay focused on those objectives you understand to be your highest and best. Life Will Answer.
✼ a German writer and statesman during the 18th and 19th Centuries
~ My Photo: La Jolla, CA – 02.06.06
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