I Want to Live Like This

August 13, 2012 — 3 Comments

“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 the community 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” 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

3 responses to I Want to Live Like This

  1. 

    This is good.
    Signed,
    Selfish Little Clod

  2. 
    Barbara Bellione August 13, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    Love it!

  3. 

    I coouldn’t agree more. Wonderful philosphy. Amen.

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