“This is the true joy in life,
to be used for a purpose
recognized by yourself as a mighty one,
to be thoroughly worn out
before you are thrown on the scrap heap.
To be a force of nature
instead of a feverish little clod of ailments and grievances
complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.
I am a member of a community
and as a member it is my privilege
to do for it whatever I can before I die.
Life is no brief candle to me.
It is a sort of splendid torch
that I want to make burn as brightly as possible
before handing it on to future generations.”
George Bernard Shaw