Words of wisdom

What work I have done I have done because it has been play. If it had been work I shouldn’t have done it. Who was it who said, “Blessed is the man who has found his work”? Whoever it was, he had the right idea in his mind. Mark you, he says “his work”–not somebody else’s work. The work that is really a man’s own work is play and not work at all. Cursed is the man who has found some other man’s work and cannot lose it. When we talk about the great workers of the world we really mean the great players of the world. The fellows who groan and sweat under the weary load of toil that they bear never can hope to do anything great. How can they when their souls are in a ferment of revolt against the employment of their hands and brains? The product of slavery, intellectual or physical, can never be great.

                                                                                         –Mark Twain

(This piece had me nodding my head in agreement! How many people really love what they do?)

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2 Comments

  1. January 21, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    I love it! I agree

    I’m 19, I’m young, I have no idea what I want to do (EXCEPT TRAVEL!!!!!)

  2. mehitabela said,

    January 27, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    Thanks! I like the way you write (I checked out your page). Khalil Gibran also said “your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens”.


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