What’s Important in Life?

I stumbled on Richard Muller’s answer on Quora to the question “How do you realize what is really important in life?”. He really nailed it, in my opinion. I will be making an effort to keep this top-of-mind:

This may sound trivial, since it has been said so many times:

The most important realization in life is that other people are just as real, just as meaningful, just as important as you are.

You’ll recognize that what makes the things you do important is the impact that they have on others. You’ll realize that you have “eternal life” as long as others live.

The key to everything is empathy. The Golden Rule is just a consequence of empathy.

Richard Muller, on Quora