G. Bruce Boyer : ‘Everyone thinks about luxury but real craftsmen are dying off.’
Yesterday I was working late in my office (lame Friday night) and I overheard a historian, David McCullough, on TV giving a speech about J. F. Kennedy. Here is the quote that got into my mind:
“…I am certain that after the dust of centuries has passed over our cities, we, too, will be remembered not for victories or defeats in battle or in politics, but for our contribution to the human spirit.” – John F. Kennedy
The reason I picked it up instantly because earlier that day I had a very similar thought:
A man in his life should aim to do something useful to society. Ignoring world around you and doing a meaningful monotonous job everyday makes you a boring and lazy person.
All the work I am doing now and aim to do in the future is to contribute to the society with something meaningful & not just to earn money.
At the end, I always thought that not the money would bring me happiness but the fact that my work or thoughts have influenced someone.