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.
Above: “Filipinos who fought for the United States in World War II are shown at a Veterans Day ceremony in Manila.
US President Barack Obama’s administration pledged on October 17 to reach out to Filipinos seeking payments for World War II service after complaints from veterans over denied claims. More than 250,000 Filipinos fought under the US flag in World War II but Congress later stripped them of promised benefits, leaving bitterness in the former colony and decades of campaigning to change US policy.” [Getty Images]