Monday, April 28, 2014

Thought for the day

If you aim at doing good for its own sake, then you will be happy in proportion as you do good. But if you aim directly at your own happiness, and if you do good simply as a means of securing your own happiness, you will fail. You will be like the child pursuing his own shadow; he can never overtake it, because it always keeps just so far before him.—Charles Finney

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Indeed. Reminds me of Viktor Frankl's Man's Search for Meaning. He says essentially the same thing, but illustrates it from psychology. (Excellent book, by the way; highly recommended!).
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