As I have been reading and researching today, I came across the following verse by George Bernard Shaw – A Splendid Torch. It really resonated with me and subsequently wanted to share it.
This is the true joy in life ~ being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one… being a force of nature instead of a feverish selfish 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 is sort of a splendid torch which I have a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it over to future generations.
~ George Bernard Shaw ~
Over to You
Do you think this is the true joy in life?
If not, what is it that you would add?
If so, what actions do you take each day to give to the whole community?
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