"For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit." j17:8
"So for me this [the best possible life] implies two things: 1) Working to evolve myself as an individual to the highest degree possible, and 2) Working to help life itself evolve to the highest degree possible. It turns out these goals are highly compatible, since there's a positive feedback loop between evolving yourself and evolving your environment." --- Steve Pavlina, an acknowledged expert on personal development.
Knowledge is a gift. Creating knowledge by making new discoveries and applying them to improve our daily life is what scholars and researchers thrive to achieve. Yet this is also the most challenging. Trained to be a scholar and social scientist, I constantly feel the obligation to do what I can to make this world a better place, for us and for the future generations. Such effort, although always comes a long way before reaching its destination, should be reflected in my work produced and in the positive impact it has on others. Thus, satisfaction and joy shall fill my heart when I see the fruit of my work.