Thursday, April 4, 2013

For a cause

We should each ask: For what am I living? To really live – and not merely exist – requires fully embracing a worthy cause for which one would give up their life. If I lack such a passionate commitment, I am merely another cow in the pasture, taking up space, consuming, and making a mess.
That being said, it is equally noteworthy that "The mark of an immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of a mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one." Wilhelm Stekel, quoted by J.D. Salinger in The Catcher in the Rye.
Let us live humbly yet passionately, "intentionally," with purpose and meaning.