The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it. (W. M. Lewis, teacher and university president)

This oft-quoted maxim should awaken us to the fact that life is often short. The sooner we take it seriously, the more productive we will be. In modern society it seems that men and women are changing careers every few years. While that may be necessary and useful at times, we should give careful thought early in life about how best to live it.

For through wisdom your days will be many, and years will be added to your life. (Proverbs 9:11)