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We exist. We are. But do we live?
Sometimes not. Too often we equate living with through exploits lived by others, preferring to let others live for us rather than going out and doing things ourselves.
Doing this we miss out one of life's great prizes: working hard and enjoying the fruits of our labors. It really doesn't matter much what it is either. It merely has to be something that requires a goal and some effort to achieve. It does not have to be anything that lives down the ages. Merely being something that is important to you will do the job.
My own personal example is sports officiating. I was never more than a high school official. I was a good one, though, working more than my share of big games, including 17 regional or state championship games. This is hardly the world record, but it is nothing to sneeze at, either. I seldom officiate anymore, and I am content with my accomplishments.
Is this significant? No, not really. There a billion Chinese who couldn't care less about my accomplished high school officiating career. But it was important to me. I worked hard at it and I saw rewards for that hard work: one of life's great prizes achieved, even if it was of little note on the big stage.
They exist, they are, but to they live?
We must live. We must work and try to accomplish things, regardless of the notoriety it brings u. The more we live the less we die each day, and the more use we are to ourselves and our fellow beings.
Quotes are from Gaylon's private stock, stolen from original source materials.
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