A sign that says "believe there is good in the world" in gray letters with "be the good" in yellow letters

Whatever your trade, your vocation, whatever your life purpose; make it your mission, make it your calling. In other words, give it your best. For how we do one thing tends to be how we do everything, and sloppiness is like weeds: allow them in your garden and they will soon flourish and take over.

Contribute. Make a difference. To live only for oneself is to live a lonely life. To aspire to better oneself AND the world around you, ah, that gives meaning and direction to living.

Closing Quotes:

“What is your vocation? To be a good person.” – Marcus Aurelius, 121-180 AD, the last of the ‘Good Emperors’, Meditations, 11.5

“Good people will do what they find honorable to do… Nothing will deter them from what is honorable, and nothing will lure them into what is base.” – Seneca the Younger, 4 BC-AD 65, Moral Letters, 76.18

“You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end, each of us must work for his own improvement and, at the same time, share a general responsibility for all humanity.” – Marie Curie, 1867-1934, 1st woman to win Nobel Prize (chemistry)

As always, I share what I most want and need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier