Very Inspiring Poem

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Someone told me about this poem and I liked it so much I decided to post it here. For everyone struggling to find meaning in their life, especially those going through any kind of identity or career crisis, or feeling lost in one’s life for one reason or another, I hope this poem helps you to know the struggle is worth it.

George Gray

I have studied many times
The marble which was chiseled for me —
A boat with a furled sail at rest in a harbor.
In truth it pictures not my destination
But my life.
For love was offered me and I shrank from its disillusionment;
Sorrow knocked at my door, but I was afraid;
Ambition called to me, but I dreaded the chances.
Yet all the while I hungered for meaning in my life.
And now I know that we must lift the sail
And catch the winds of destiny
Wherever they drive the boat.
To put meaning in one’s life may end in madness,
But life without meaning is the torture
Of restlessness and vague desire —
It is a boat longing for the sea and yet afraid. 

Edgar Lee Masters

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