July 7, 2011

Make this life your own, and be a positive force

Over at the3six.posterous.com, back to back posts had nice final paragraphs along the same theme.

July 6th - Ben Hughes
...We fill our lives with work because we have to fill them with something, and work is plentiful and cheap. It expands to fill the space like caulk. But in our rush to vanquish the emptiness, we often miss the fact that the emptiness is itself the point. There is no meaning of life, at least not in the sense people usually mean. Life is a vessel to be filled with our own meaning.  
Ultimately, it is our responsibility to figure out a way to be happy. That is the true work of our lives. 


July 5th - Adam Obendorf
...Sitting at my desk with tears in my eyes at first was completely embarrassing, and for some reason I just started laughing. As intense as life can be sometime, you really can’t take it too seriously. We’re all going to die sooner or later, so high five a stranger, give your friend a bear hug, and tell your parents you love them.
Remember what matters in life. It’s not about money. It’s not about status. It boils down to one thing: how did you affect people? Positively or negatively? I hope it’s the former…

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