Wasted potential is sad (I'm selfish)

You have things to do and the potential is great. Don't waste it your life being comfortable. Don't tell yourself that it couldn't be you. There is nothing special about the big stars, the famous people, the rich ones.

I heard someone say recently that the easiest way to live a short and unimportant life is to consume the world around you rather than contribute to it.

The consumer lets the world happen to them and they don't realize their potential.

The artist happens to the world and pushes the envelope searching for the limits to their potential.

Lift yourself up and search for limits, but never believe you have any. To watch great potential wasted is a sad thing. Create, contribute, and share.