There is no real fulfillment in just having things handed to you. Where fulfillment arises, is in the process of creating it.
Human civilization has become a highly efficient desire fulfillment machine. And the people working to create fulfillment benefit much more than those to whom the resulting trinkets are delivered.
Nothing of value has any meaningful value to you if you have not worked to earn it. When it seems you’re getting something for nothing, what you’re really getting is nothing for nothing.
Like beauty, value exists in the eye of the beholder. Value accrues to you when you invest yourself in it.
Every moment is an opportunity to make such an investment. You are made to make a difference and each time you do, your life grows in richness.
Invest your time, your attention, your effort, expertise, resources, your care, spirit, joy. Always, great fulfillment is yours to create.
— Ralph Marston