Life is a Reciprocal Exchange

“Be a part of something. Don’t live for yourself alone. This is what I know for sure: In order to be truly happy, you must live along with and you have stand for something larger than yourself. Because life is a reciprocal exchange. To move forward you have to give back. And to me that is the greatest lesson of life. To be happy you have to give something back.”

That is the one of the core messages Oprah Winfrey delivered to the Class of 2008 at Stanford’s Commencement last weekend. I am not an Oprah fan but her words had an impact on me. Go watch it and listen closely to her words of inspiration.