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QOTD – Loving and Serving Others

November 24, 2016

Life is an improvisation. You have no idea what’s going to happen next. Like improv, you cannot win your life, even while it might look like you’re winning.

If everybody else is more important than you are, you’ll naturally pay more attention to them and serve them. But If we should serve others and together serve some common goal or idea, for any one of you what is that idea? Who are those people? In my experience, you’ll truly serve only what you love, because service is love made visible.

If you love friends, you’ll serve your friends. If you love community, you’ll serve your community. If you love money, you’ll serve money. And if you love only yourself, you’ll serve only yourself and you’ll have only yourself. So no winning, instead try to love others and serve others and hopefully find those who’ll love and serve you in return.

– Stephen Colbert, Northwestern University 2011

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