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If you were asked to sum up your life's work, right now with one sentence, what would that sentence say?

So often we are so "busy" with all we believe we have to do and yet we miss the big picture, Without attachment, what is the one sentence you want to share about your life experience.

Mine would be, "remember to be kind to yourself and laugh every day."

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  • Jul 16 2013: Tried tp help N O O N E noticed.
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      Jul 16 2013: Oh, George, in many things you do, I am sure many people notice and appreciate. Some people just don't communicate well in that way.
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      Jul 17 2013: Tried to help. No one noticed. But I still kept trying.
      • Jul 18 2013: Thank you we should all keep trying.
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          Jul 18 2013: Most days I think I'd have done better if I'd quit & gone on to do something else instead. But that doesn't sound as good for general consumption on TED!
      • Jul 19 2013: Sad to say this often seems true.
  • Jul 16 2013: I'm not totally useless, I can be used as a bad example.
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    Jul 17 2013: "Mulligan!"
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    Jul 17 2013: She never stopped talking to strangers, and learning about their lives.
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    Jul 17 2013: I yearned for knowledge, only to find out that I could not understand it all.
  • Jul 16 2013: Define a simply philosophy which will illuminate an entire new world of positive choices.
  • Jul 16 2013: to be continued.
  • Jul 16 2013: My life's work is to elevate the joy level of the population.
  • Jul 16 2013: I never regret to being a teacher.
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    Jul 16 2013: I did it and doing it my way.
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    Jul 16 2013: Ain't done yet.
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    Jul 29 2013: Just be.
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    Jul 26 2013: Everything and nothing:>)
  • Jul 17 2013: C'est la vie; no one really knows what its there for, but try to make the most of it anyway.

    I've long ago decided that I haven't a clue what the big picture really is, and that no one else really knows either (though a lot of them think they do).
  • Jul 17 2013: Study, learn, and use what I have learned whenever possible, in all my life.
  • Jul 17 2013: God decides to display his splendor in this.
  • Jul 17 2013: Love this curiosity, what a great quality!
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    Jul 16 2013: I have yet to work.
  • Jul 16 2013: All the way to heaven, is heaven.
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    Keep our DNA alive.
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    Jul 15 2013: Mine might be "Make the world a better place." I really like yours, though, teresa, because it's more accepting. Do you think mine is wrong since it's not as accepting?
    • Jul 16 2013: Greg, I am not here to judge you, I accept and honor you for your courage to reply.
  • Jul 15 2013: sounds like a life's philosophy not a life's work
  • Jul 15 2013: Wayne, thank you for your response, my example was just that mine, perhaps my life's work is of a more philosophic nature.

    From my experience there is is much judgment on Ted, what is this about?
    I chose to live in self acceptance and not self improvement.