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Significance in life doesn’t come from status, because you can always find somebody who’s got more than you. It doesn’t come from sex. It doesn’t come from salary. It comes from serving.

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This quote by pastor and author Rick Warren means that a meaningful, purposeful life does not come from superficial things like how much status, money, or sex, you have; giving to other people is what gives life meaning. This quote is from Warren’s 2006 TED Talk on how to live a meaningful life.

Watch the full TED Talk here: Rick Warren – A Life of Purpose

“A Life of Purpose.” TED2006. Feb. 2006. Conference Presentation.

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