For a Meaningful Life, Take a Page Out of George Eliot’s Book
In the final paragraph of Middlemarch, the novelist George Eliot pays a tribute to the people who keep the world moving forward in small yet indispensable ways:
“The growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs.”
In other words, there are millions of people out there who, though they may not be remembered or known by you and me, made a difference for the people they encountered in their daily lives.
I’ve thought about Eliot’s beautiful sentiment quite a bit over the last few years while researching and writing my new book The Power of Meaning: Crafting a Life that Matters. Continue reading here.