“The  purpose of life is not to be hapy. It’s to be useful, to honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well”

A quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson, an American poet, lecturer and essayist that lived between 1803 – 1882. A man that was seen to have some quite radical religious views at the time. He was also seen as a champion of individualism and a prescient critic of the countervailing pressures of society.