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Taking Back Our Lives in the Age of Corporate Dominance by Suzanne Stoddard, Ellen Augustine

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chapter14Giving Time, Getting Joy

Suzanne Stoddard

life as a banquet for the servers

I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw thatlife was service. I acted and beheld that service was joy.

—Tagore

Only those among you will be truly happy whohave sought and found how to serve.

—Albert Schweitzer

If you look closely you will see that almost anything thatreally matters to us, anything that embodies our deepest commitmentsto the way human life should be lived and cared for, depends onsome form—often many forms—of volunteerism.

—Margaret Mead

Every day I am reminded how much my own outer and inner lifedepends upon the labors of my fellow men.I must exert myself in order to give, in return, as much as I have received.

—Albert Einstein ...

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