“Obscurity and a competence. That is the life that is best worth living.”
– Mark Twain’s Notebook
It is nothing that neccesarily draws fame. It is simply doing your best. Being a good friend, a good partner, a good citizen, and a good worker. To all those that know you thus you are remembered, and it is only to them that it matters.
And then you can live out your days secure and comfortable in the knowledge that you have lived a good life.
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Living the good life means different things to different people. There is, however, a slightly ambiguous, mutual understanding.