"The moment you arrived in the world, you were sentenced to life. Maybe you'll live fast, die young. Or love slow, die old. Your life is your message, otherwise why are you here?"
Caroline McHugh's commitment to herself and those around her is to live her deepest humanity and to use that to be a contribution. In her book Never Not A Lovely Moon and captured in the TED talk below, she describes the four "yous" that exist and explores ways to help people be themselves...
The you who shows up, that everyone else sees (perception)
The you who aspires, that you would like them to think about you (persona)
The you you wish you were, what you think of you (ego)
The you who just is, unchanging you (self)