According to Cobra Master
It is unfortunate that many people seek to define the meaning of life in terms of external criteria. If most were to introspect, they would indeed find the meaning within themselves, for it is only within oneself that one's own personal "meaning" can be obtained. Those seeking a universal definition are the same who find themselves making all of their decisions based on what they perceive others would like them to do. Those that have formulated their own personal expression of the meaning of life make decisions based on the premise of self- betterment, preservation and the attainment of one's personal goals and satisfation. This is not to be summed up with the trite "look out for number one", because this would imply the self-centeredness of a child. Instead, when looking within, and searching for what acomplishments and goals one wishes to persue, one must also associate each encounter with others from the standpoint of "how can this person or situation forward or benefit my movement forwards?" Injuring others invariably sets ones own motion on sideways courses, whether now or later. Practice "Random Acts of Kindness" and you will find events will turn in your direction when you need it most. Whether you believe in God, a supreme being in some incarnation, or the cosmic force of Karma, you must understand that you directly influence your place in the universe on a daily basis. Helping others and helping oneself are not mutually exclusive!
Take some time to ponder this:
Imagine there is a bank that credits your account each morning with
$86,400. It carries over no balance from day to day. Every evening it
deletes whatever part of the balance you failed to use during the day.
What would you do?
Draw out every cent, of course!
Each of us has such a bank.
It's name is TIME.
Every morning, it credits you with 86,400 seconds.
Every night it writes off, as lost, whatever of this you have failed
to invest to good purpose.
It carries over no balance. It allows no overdraft.
Each day it opens a new account for you.
Each night it burns the remains of the day.
If you fail to use the day's deposits, the loss is yours.
There is no going back.
There is no drawing against the "tomorrow".
You must live in the present on today's deposits.
Invest it so as to get from it the utmost in health, happiness,
and success! The clock is running.
Make the most of today.
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