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I want a busy life, a just mind, and a timely death.
-- Zora Neale Hurston
 

 

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Making things matter

When everything is free and instantly available, nothing matters. It is only when you must work for something that it becomes important.

It seems nice to imagine a life completely free of challenges. Yet such a life would be utterly and painfully meaningless.

It is what you put into life that makes life good for you. It is what you give of yourself that gives real meaning to whatever you experience.

Keep in mind that you must venture in order to experience adventure. You must give in order to know how truly great it is to live.

Don’t waste your time wishing in vain for a life free of effort. Instead, invest your precious time in loving, meaningful, value-creating, life-enhancing activities.

Make the commitment, invest the time, and do the work to make things matter. Your life has magnificent potential, so with your efforts give it the substance and meaning it deserves.

— Ralph Marston

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