Quote by George R.R. Martin
It all goes back and back. To our mothers and fathers and theirs before them. We are puppets dancing on the strings of those who came before us, and one day our own children will take up our strings and dance on in our steads.
This quote emphasizes the intergenerational nature of life, highlighting the influence and legacy of our ancestors on our present and future. It suggests that our actions and choices are shaped by those who preceded us, whether it is our parents or the generations further back. It implies that we are merely products of our lineage, guided by the traditions, values, and experiences passed down to us. Additionally, it conveys a sense of cyclical continuity, acknowledging that our own children will continue this dance, inheriting our strings to navigate life.
People should not worry as much about what they do but rather about what they are. If they and their ways are good, then their deeds are radiant. If you are righteous, then what you do will also be righteous. We should not think that holiness is based on what we do but rather on what we are, for it is not our works which sanctify us but we who sanctify our works.
In giving us children, God places us in a position of both leadership and service. He calls us to give up our lives for someone else's sake - to abandon our own desires and put our child's interests first. Yet, according to His perfect design, it is through this selflessness that we can become truly fulfilled.