Great Minds are Young

A Candle or a Mirror?!

Posted on: August 27, 2011

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it” (Edith Wharton 1862-1937)

Who would you rather be? A candle that lights up the world even if that requires to burn out, or a mirror that reflects the light of others and spread brightness?

Does being a candle necessarily mean sacrificing oneself to light up one’s surrounding? And does being a mirror necessarily mean taking advantage of others’ sacrifices and reflecting their good deeds?

I personally don’t think of it this way, for I don’t believe in sacrifices when willingly doing a good thing, as I don’t believe that a dark heart and a dark mind can ever reflect light.

Think about it!

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