Remember Admiral Stockdale’s opening in the 1992 vice-presidential debate? No? Here it is:
Who am I? Why am I here? Important questions we can each ask ourselves everyday. What is our purpose for being?
Sometimes we can be so caught up in the day to day, we forget the big picture: that what we do today affects future generations, that our actions have ripples that spread ever outward and touch people we will never know, that everyone here on this planet has as much purpose and reason for existing as we do.
We are both trapped in time and timeless. Now is our canvas. But the past has brought us to where we are, and the future will see our masterpiece. How will we choose to paint it?