The problem, often not discovered until late in life, is that when you look for things in life like love, meaning, motivation, it implies they are sitting behind a tree or under a rock. The most successful people in life recognize, that in life they create their own love, they manufacture their own meaning, they generate their own motivation. For me, I am driven by two main philosophies, know more today about the world than I knew yesterday. And lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.
Neil deGrasse Tyson (via larmoyante)
Congratulations. You’re alive. There’s an unbroken thread that stretches across more than 3 billion years that connects us to the first life that ever touched this world. Think of how tough, resourceful, and lucky all of our ancestors must have been to survive long enough to pass on the message of life to the next and the next and the next generation. Hundreds of millions of times. Before it came to us.
Neil deGrasse Tyson (via thedragoninmygarage)