“I love you. As the same value, as the same expression, with the same pride and the same meaning as I love my work, my mills, my Metal, my hours at a desk, at a furnace, in a laboratory, in an ore mine, as I love my ability to work, as I love the act of sight and knowledge, as I love the action of my mind when it solves a chemical equation or grasps a sunrise, as I love the things I’ve made and the things I’ve felt, as my product, as my choice, as a shape of my world, as my best mirror, as the wife I’ve never had, as that which makes all the rest of it possible: as my power to live.”

Today’s question is a bit demanding, in that it makes you think about the answer before spouting it off. It’s a question we ought to ask ourselves on a regular basis, to see if we are living consistently with the answer we give. So, here we go…

Rather than asking yourself what you want to accomplish in your life, what do you want the accomplishment of your life to be?

What is the one thing you want your life to accomplish? This is a bit of a thinker, my friend. It forces you to address the things you value most; money fades away, people die, and our purchases become outdated in the face of the things that really, truly matter to an individual.

To one individual, one of these temporary and fleeting things might be exactly what is important; a man who highly values cars will see them as timeless classics, meant to be preserved, enjoyed, and kept in optimal condition for all time’s sake. This man might be looked at as vain and short-sighted by the man who values a family. This family man might be thought to lack value judgement by the man who has set his sights on making millions of dollars.

This will be continued…

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