Humans need purpose, meaning, direction for their life, some challenge to overcome, some mountain to climb. Such is the simple secret of happiness. In many respects, the mountain does not matter as long as it is your mountain, as long as the thought of it invigorates you, inspires you. Misery lies in ignoring the summons of your mountain; satisfaction, contentment, joy and happiness lie not at the summit but, ironically, mainly on the journey upward and the person you become.
“The Journey is the destination.” – Dan Eldon
“To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.” – Steve Prefontaine, 1951-1975
“The most depraved type of human being … (is) the man without a purpose.” – Ayn Rand, 1905-1985, Atlas Shrugged
“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” – Henry David Thoreau, 1817-1862
“You gotta have a dream, if you don’t have a dream, How you gonna have a dream come true?” – Happy Talk lyrics, South Pacific, 1949 Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, 1958 film, Oscar: Best Sound
As always, I share what I most want and need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier