Move With Purpose

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Life is family and friends. It is where we came from. We seek and provide support for family and friends.

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Work is purpose. We must create or build to add meaning to our lives and richness in our character.

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Community is structure. We rely upon our community to guide us. We return the favor by supporting our community.


I get to demonstrate what I'm working on and what I'm thinking. I can share what I've learned in the process to help anyone who may be looking.

Move with direction and speed

We should all strive to move as purposely as we can. We don't have an eternity here so we should strive to make it as pleasant and rich a stay as we can. We need a destination or goal towards which we shall work. We have to have a reward for our work. We also need a time used to get there. Our speed determines how much time we get to spend with our goal.

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