• ~ Mark Twain

    ~ Mark Twain

    "Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it."
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    Why do we Live?

    What is the purpose of life? Why do we live? What for?
     
    The “why’s” and “what’s” of being, the birth of all philosophies known to man – only if it were so simple to know why we belong and to where, it would have been an easy life. The mind would be at peace. For most of us, the question never arises since we are so engrossed in things so mundane that it never occurs to us what are we doing and what for.
     
    There are no hidden meanings to life. We all have heard of an easy answer that some smart minds must have devised to shut this question, “we are all born to fulfill our destiny.” – and what is that destiny? How should one go about to discovering one’s destiny? Neither will it occur to you in a dream; nor will it float in your empty mind. There are no two ways to the fact that you are born to live and the very fact that you are alive means something. Just because this question has managed to wriggle up from wherever it was hidden, under loads of thoughts and aspirations, does not mean you should drop your bags and pack new ones to go sit under a tree in search of eternal truth.
     
    Eternal truth resides within you. It is you. All that you are in your complete being is true. You must be tired of the world, nagging you, expecting from you, looking up to and some of those who are wanting to learn from you. Does that mean you leave? No, you must not, because this is you, this is who you are.
     
    In the end, whatever you gain or lose is left behind. Nobody takes with them what they earn, whatever that earning may be and in whatever form. It is all about making life a life of purpose. I do not know about the destiny game, but yes, it is your life; yours to live and love. Every person at one point of time becomes tired of all the fame and attention, to some it is intoxicating and for some it is boring. If you are bored and goaded by it all then find yourself a purpose that keeps your spirits high. Your dreams should never match your capabilities, when they do, you should start chasing a new one. The life you live is an amusement park, there is an exit gate to it, but all the time you have here should be a lifetime. You must pick the most exciting ride and when it is over, you should take the next till you reach the exit.
     
    Dying is an easy option but we choose to live, live, not just breathe.

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