"Do not handicap your children by making their lives easy." - Robert A. Heinlein My parents made sure that I could take care of my own, stuff wasn't handed to me. I see kids today, and worry not only for their future but for mine as well.
i still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read, and all the friends I want to see. - John Burroughs (I'll add, and all the sleep I want to sleep :)
My most favorite quote of ALL TIME by Tupac, should read ".or you can just leave the pieces on the floor and move THE FUCK on." explicit but rolls off the tongue better once you finally get to that point.
“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living” Nelson Mandela. If you can go bigger, DO IT. If you can accomplish more, GO FOR IT!
I don't know about the "you have never really lived." part, but I can attest that doing something for someone who can never repay is a really good feeling. I feel fortunate to be able to cross that off my bucket list.