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“I work on what matters.”

Derek Parfit
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How many of us toil with trifling matters, some of it out of economic frailty, but most of it out of the indecision to do what we think we’re here on Earth to accomplish. For philosopher Derek Parfit, philosophy was his calling, and he worked on it diligently until the day he died.

“I work on what matters.”

Derek Parfit

What matters isn’t necessarily chasing a pipe dream, being a Hollywood star, or even a political activist, what is important can just be something of calling. In other words, what matters isn’t always what’s popular.

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of Discvr.blog and four books.