Saturday, January 30, 2010

I would opt for my spark to burn OUT in a brilliant flame!

On my eBay "about me" profile I've written that I believe in being the best that I can be; you know, trying to be myself and treat others as I want them to treat me. I've been a member of eBay since July 15, 2000 ... that's nearly a decade of time since I first published this life principle.
Be Fashionable! Be Unique! Be the best that YOU can be! We're all individuals, truly unique in our interests and abilities. Exploit yourself. And, most importantly, treat others as you would have them treat you! --JaguarJulie

Revisiting a core "principle" of my meaning.
I would rather be ashes than dust!
I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant flame
than it should be stifled by dry rot.
I would rather be a superb meteor,
every atom of me in magnificent glow
than a sleepy and permanent planet.
The proper function of man is to live, not to exist.
I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them.
I shall use my time.
--Jack London

So, I am sitting here on a rainy Saturday morning in Jacksonville, Florida contemplating how I will "use my time" from this point forward to accomplish my goal to be the best that I can be ... to be original and authentic ... to not be "stifled by dry rot." Got to go now ...

5 comments:

CherylK said...

I'm eager to follow you on this journey, Julie...whatever you choose to do, you will definitely be the best you can be.

Susan said...

I'm not ready for your flame to burn out, Julie!

Jaguar Julie said...

Ah, two of my "favorite" ladies! Girl power you two -- Hugs Cheryl and Susan. It has been a distinct honor to have connected with you both. I treasure our friendships. Best to you as we continue on our "journey!" ;)

jeffwend said...

"The proper function of man is to live, not to exist."
I love that line, very true.

Jaguar Julie said...

Yes Jeff, great line -- so no couch potatoes please. ;)