Saturday, January 14, 2012

Great Question: Great Answer

Always in search of a pithy, powerful quote on the meaning of life, I came across this fifteen word sentence that made me sit back and smile as I invited this thought into my mind. Yes; if this isn't "it", then it's close enough for me.

See what you think.....

"The central purpose of each life should be to dilute the misery of this world." 

Karl Menninger spoke these words, He was born in 1893 and went on to become a famous psychiatrist. He was a co-founder of the Menninger Clinic in the 1920's, a clinic with a revolutionary approach to the treatment of persons with mental illness.  The Menninger Clinic, opened in Topeka, Kansas but more recently relocated to Houston in affiliation with the Baylor College of Medicine.

This quote resonates with me. I've not read or heard a more succinct statement of why we are here on this earth.  There are endless ways to dilute misery. Every one of them counts. Life and love are verbs. Let's, all of us, get going.


  1. Thank you for sharing this, Kate. I couldn't agree more. With hope, Wendy

  2. I like the quote. (Tina)


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