George Bernard Shaw, one of the world-renowned playwrights of English language and Nobel Prize winner in Literature, compared his life to a splendid torch which he wanted to burn as brightly as possible before handing it over to future generations. Like him, there are many inspiring souls who have lived their lives to the full with a firm commitment to finding meaning in their lives.
There is a marked difference between people who passively float along with the current and people who are committed to passionate living. While the former gradually resign themselves to their mundane life of passivity, the latter make their lives deeply meaningful for themselves and also for others. They, as Michel de Montaigne says, are the people whose value of life does not lie in the length of their days but in the use they make of them.
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