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 it whatever I can.[googmonify]4494413162:right:250:250[/googmonify]
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 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 down to future generations.
— George Bernard Shaw
People who enjoy life as if their being is a force of nature are doers who are fully alive, have little patience for complainers and whiners, and generally are active every day of their lives. They are not active just to stay busy, but are rejoicing in their life activities. They have no time or interest for petty grievances of others, nor are they preoccupied with this kind of activity themselves. Shaw asks us to let go of our self-absorption and get involved in the true joy of life, which is to feel that you are being used for a purpose.
Examine your life, find your own purpose and then pursue it with all your might. An unexamined life is not worth living.