Just what does it mean to live for something greater? Think about it for a moment. Are we talking about great accomplishments? Are we talking about a greater power? Are we talking about a set of values? What do you think?
I write a lot about hometown heroes and to me, those are the folks who live for something greater. It might not have been something they thought about or planned, but by their actions or by their words, they made a difference and it was something that endures.
Do you want you live to be infancy, school, work, retirement, and then death with no great milestones along the way? Well most of us don't. It's human nature to do new things and along the way to become more and more popular and to have more and more friends. Although we know we cannot live forever, many of us want something we do or say to last beyond our time on this earth. That's what motivates them to do great things.
The motivations can be many. There need not be just one answer to my above questions. How about if we all strive to live for something greater!