April 21, 2012Q:What can you tell a young man looking for motivation in life itself?
A: The problem, often not discovered until late in life, is that when you look for things in life like love, meaning, motivation, it implies they are sitting behind a tree or under a rock. The most successful people in life recognize, that in life they create their own love, they manufacture their own meaning, they generate their own motivation.
For me, I am driven by two main philosophies, know more today about the world than I knew yesterday. And lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you.
--Neil deGrasse Tyson, American astrophysicist and science communicator, and heir apparent to Carl Sagan.