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Living or Dying ON PURPOSE?

Posted on Tuesday, November 30, 2010
An 'unemployed' existence is a worse negation of life than death itself.  ~José Ortega y Gasset
What a great quote – to do nothing is to be useless, and to be useless is to die inside while still existing.   How can any of us justify simply meandering through our lives with no purpose or reason to get up every day?
I believe we all have skills, talents, and abilities, even though for some, these are very well hidden and let’s also consider some of us don’t truly find our calling or vocation until later in life, but to sit idly on the sidelines of life and simply wait is inviting our lives to become meaningless, and this surely is dying while our bodies take a slower path.  

I also like the way Johann Wolfgang von Goethe expressed it: "A useless life is an early death". 

Andrew’s appointments include: * Past board member of the Song Room * Board member of Florey Neurosciences Foundation Council * Past Board member Zoos Victoria Foundation * Board member of Petstock Foundation * Past Chairman of CAPRA - Child Abuse Prevention Research Australia @ Monash * Chairman of The Click Foundation  * Fundraising Committee of SecondBite * Patron and Founder of Caitlin’s Retreat * Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors * Chairman of Rees Partners Advisory Group