Monday, March 05, 2007

Old note

While browsing through a book, I found the following paragraph I had written down some years ago. It is by George Bernard Shaw. I do not remember why I wrote it down in my BE Project book at that time, nor do I recollect where I read it from.

This is the true joy in life - that being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one. That 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 it whatever I can. I want to be throughly 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's a sort of splendid torch which I have got to hold up for the moment and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to the future generations.
- George Bernard Shaw.



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