Giving in Return

“Strange is our situation here upon earth.

Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why,

yet sometimes seeming to a divine purpose.

From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know:

That we are here for the sake of other men —

above all for those upon whose smile and well-being our own happiness depends,

for the countless unknown souls with whose fate we are connected by a bond of sympathy.

Many times a day, I realize how much my outer and inner life is built upon the labors of people,

both living and dead, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return

as much as I have received and am still receiving.”

~ Albert Einstein, Living Philosophies

One Response to “Giving in Return”
  1. Really thoughtful.
    I am on the earth to make a lot of mistakes and gain more knowledge.😊

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