Quote of the Day ~ the joy of life
What defines happiness? It is a question we often ask ourselves. George Bernard Shaw (1856 – 1950), Irish playwright and co-founder of the London School of Economics, may have a clue, as per his following quote:
This is the true joy of 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. 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 a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it onto future generations.