chapter seventhe fifth secret: give more than you take
An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.
—Martin Luther King, Jr.
Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as I can before handing it on to future generations.
—George Bernard Shaw
Many years ago when I was a young clergyman I conducted a funeral for a man I had not known. I will never forget the day of his funeral as I stood before a closed coffin and gave a eulogy without an audience. Although the man had lived in that county most of his life and although his two adult sons ...