Life is no “brief candle” to me

joy


This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; 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.

Life is no “brief candle” to me.

It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for a moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.

-George Bernard Shaw

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Optimist, Pessimist…Awake

Stay positive?
Don’t be negative?

Isn’t it better to be aware?

Consciousness. It allows us happiness. The ups and downs are what makes life worth living. Ignoring those things not only denies reality, it denies us the highs of Life as we try to avoid the uncomfortable hard work that will get us there.