Forget about likes and dislikes. They are of no consequence. Just do what need to be done. This may not be happiness, but it is greatness. — George Bernard Shaw
We live in a shallow and self-indulgent society that spends an inordinate amount of time, money and effort on a never-ending quest to fill the frightening emptiness of our lives. We surround ourselves with piles of expensive toys in the vain hope of staving off the meaninglessness of our lives.
But in the end, we know we must continue fleeing if we are not to be overcome with despair. We realize that happiness is not the answer.
Shaw, one of my favorites, cuts through this fear when he instructs us to just “get ‘er done.”
Therein lies the answer. Do what needs to be done. Stop being so self-absorbed and do what needs doing. And in the doing there is greatness.