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"To attract" is an active, effortful, even exhausting verb

An excerpt from George Bernard Shaw‘s play “Man and Superman

“This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being a force of nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. […]I want to be thouroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. Life is no “brief candle” to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.”

(As read in “Learning To Lead” by Warren Bennis, emphasis mine).

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