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15. Try Selflessness

Give back and practice generosity

 Life is not about warming yourself by the fire, life is about building the fire. And generosity is the match…If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap, but if you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody.

– Larry Luchino
Commencement Address at Boston University, 2008

 The great and curious truth of the human experience is that selflessness is the best thing you can do for yourself.

– David McCullough Jr.
Commencement Address at Wellesdly High School 2012

 One day you will understand that it is harder to be kind than to be clever.


– Jeff Bezos
Commencement Address at Princeton University 2010