DYING TO HAVE KNOWN by Steve Kroschel November 27, 2013Posted by @Karen_Fu in ethics, faith, human quality, life challenges, real power.
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Quote the following from an excerpt from “Dying to Have
Known,” by Steve Kroschel. Very meaningful and I thought its worth the post. – Karen Fu
DYING TO HAVE KNOWN
For each of us eventually, whether we’re ready or not,
someday, it will come to an end.
There will be no more sunrises, no minutes, hours or days.
All the things you collected, whether treasured or forgotten,
will pass to someone else.
Your wealth, fame, and temporal power will shrivel to
It will not matter what you owned or owed. Your grudges,
resentments, frustrations and jealousies will finally disappear.
So too your hopes, ambitions, plans and to-do list will expire.
The wins and losses that once seemed so important will fade
It won’t matter where you came from, or on what side of the
tracks you lived at the end.
It won’t matter if you’re beautiful or brilliant, even your gender
and skin color will be irrelevant.
So what will matter? How will the value of your days be
What will matter is not what you bought, but what you built,
not what you got, but what you gave.
What will matter is not your success, but your significance.
What will matter is not what you learned, but what you
What will matter is every act of integrity, compassion, courage,
or sacrifice that enriched, empowered or encouraged others to
emulate your example.
What will matter is not your competence, but your character.
What will matter is not how many people you knew, but how
many will feel a lasting loss when you’re gone.
What will matter is not your memories, but the memories that
live in those who loved you.
What will matter is how long you will be remembered by
whom, and for what.
A life lived that matters is not of circumstance, but of choice
Short Haze – Life thoughts June 27, 2013Posted by @Karen_Fu in ethics, human quality, Justice, life challenges, real power.
Tags: governance, Haze, Ideas on life, layman philosophy, leadership, life, society, thoughts
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When you have the money, the world talks to you. But that doesn’t mean everyone is genuinely wanting to be real friends to you. Try haze, any kind of haze, and see how many will truly come to the rescue instead of planning to leave the moment your contaminants grow beyond their interests. It’s the emphasis of genuine friendship that is hard to make. So is the make of a society – one, that is dependent on nothing much beyond material needs, is never a great place of humanity and justice which will garner the truest and the best of friends. And do not undermine such loyal friends, whom some may not be as seen as the so-called wealthy; they may well be your founding blocks of success for sustainable peace and prosperity. – two cents from the equator at the sight of haze, Karen Fu