I agree with you, but I had to laugh. As I was growing up, my mom always used to quote to me two of those lines: Life is real! Life is earnest!
And the grave is not its goal…

I think many people lack self-esteem because they’ve never created anything they were proud of, grown some of their own food, preserved some of what their family has grown, learned to play an instrument, or made some of their own clothing, etc. We are made in the image of a creative God, and I think we won’t be fulfilled if we don’t so something creative in or with our lives. Everyone has a different gift and has an inner need to use it to feel fully alive. We all do want to leave some of our “footprints on the sands of time.”

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