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Memories of meaningless

April 15, 2014
By RICHARD WESTLUND , Observer Today

People want to give their lives meaning. Does it mean to dedicate your life to others? That sounds like a vicious circle, who are others dedicating their lives to? Does it mean to exercise influence over the lives of others? I tend to distrust someone who hungers for leadership. It seems more like they are just trying to demonstrate their superiority. Judging yourself in comparison to others is a recipe for unhappiness and self-delusion. Perhaps the best we do is just to get the most enjoyment out of life we can, whether anyone else knows or cares. A poem I once read from years ago comes to mind. I don't recall the author. It said in part:

 
 

 

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