Life Is What You Make It
The urban dictionary says this is a "cliche of debatable validity" - but, I find it to be true. Peter Buffett, son of Warren Buffett, also holds this "cliche" as his lifelong creed.
In his review of Buffett's book, Bill Gates said, "Contrary to what many people might assume, Peter won’t inherit great wealth from his father."
Buffett is an accomplished, Emmy-award-winning musician, who follows this creed:
- Trust in the belief that the world is fundamentally a good place and that all people, however, flawed, are—at the core—well-intentioned
- Tolerance for other people’s viewpoints and perspectives
- A passion for education—not in the traditional sense but as a way to approach life with curiosity and an openness to what others have to teach us
- A personal work ethic grounded in self-discovery and a commitment to finding something that you wake up every morning looking forward to
If you believe this creed, then you believe it's up to you to make your life as good as you are able.
Additionally, if you believe this creed, you then believe it's up to you to make sure you're not making life unbearable or burdensome for others.
Life is short.
Life is what you make it!
Make it GREAT!