Life is about creating something bigger than your self, then passing that thing on to the next generation. Through out my life I have seen many selfish people get beaten down by the world, but it took a while for me to realize why. When I was a younger I was under the impression that the real world was dog eat dog. However, I find that is only the case if you surround yourself with the wrong people. It took a second to recognize this mistake but when I did the quality of my life increased substantially. Being selfless is the key to true happiness. When you dedicate your life to something much bigger than yourself the fear of your own demise is taken away, because your no longer just yourself your also the bigger picture you dedicated your life to.