Love, meaning, and motivation

“The problem, often not discovered until late in life, is that when you look for things in life like love, meaning, motivation, it implies they are sitting behind a tree or under a rock. The most successful people in life recognize, that in life they create their own love, they manufacture their own meaning, they generate their own motivation.

For me, I am driven by two main philosophies, know more today about the world than I knew yesterday. And lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.”

Neil deGrasse Tyson (posted on Reddit)

As a Practicum student for UGA’s Student Activities and Organizations office, I am lucky to participate in weekly staff meetings; this quote was on last week’s agenda and I wanted to share it with all of you. It serves as a good reminder for me about the importance of creativity in life  – don’t try to find it, make it! What do you do to make your own love, manufacture your own meaning, and generate your own motivation?

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