“Life isn’t about getting and having, it’s about giving and being.”
~ Kevin Kruse
I’ve known people in life whose only desires were to get more money and have more stuff. To me, this is a hollow existence. It’s the kind of life where there is no substance beyond material things. How lonely this must be. It’s the life I wouldn’t wish upon my worst enemy.
Life, for me, is about being a good person. A person who others can count on to do the right thing, even when it’s the most difficult choice. The person who is honest, even when the truth is tough to face. The person who gives to others, with no strings attached, whether that be time, money, or even love.
Chasing the almighty dollar doesn’t lead to any true sense of happiness. Why? Because no matter how much you get – no matter how much you have – it will never be enough. By giving to others and being full of character, a person can reach true personal fulfillment through the joy that is brought to those around them. This, for me, is what life is about.