Laurie – Shaw – Used Up

Thoroughly Used Up

“I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the community, and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can. I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work, the more I live. Life is no ‘brief candle’ to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for a moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to the future generations.” G B Shaw
What do you want to hand to future generations?

I certainly agree that what we do needs to work for everyone.
I also agree that we need to keep active.

And it seems entirely possible to me that we can go on living indefinitely if we each act responsibly, respect diversity, respect the environment, respect the deep lessons from the past, and stay open to infinite creativity.

I want to give future generations my hand in friendship, personally (as distinct from leaving them anything).

Individual life;
Individual liberty;
Responsible action in social and ecological contexts.

About Ted Howard NZ

Seems like I might be a cancer survivor. Thinking about the systemic incentives within the world we find ourselves in, and how we might adjust them to provide an environment that supports everyone (no exceptions) - see www.tedhowardnz.com/money
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