Last night, I had the pleasure of being entertained by Oscar Wilde's notable play "The Importance of Being Earnest." Despite his success at the time, he died a tragic death, destitute and despondent.
I wish I could travel back in time and whisper in his ear and tell him that some 122 years later, a theater audience in Philadelphia would still be laughing at his lines and applauding his work, that his life (and his death), still has relevance, that his art is forever immortalized, that what he created still matters, and will speak to people who aren't even born yet. And while the world isn't perfect, it's a different place, a better place, because of people like him, who are brave enough to follow their hearts and inspire others with their passion.
To all the artists out there, and to the inventors, the crusaders, and the visionaries who are way ahead of their time- take comfort in the fact that what you do with your life matters, and will matter long after you're gone. So go out there and create a lasting legacy. Leave the world a better place. Become immortal.