I would say to young people
a number of things, and I have only one minute.
I would say — let them remember
that there is a meaning beyond absurdity.
Let them be sure that every little deed counts,
that every word has power,
and that we do — everyone — our share
to redeem the world, in spite of all absurdities,
and all the frustrations, and all the disappointment
And above all, remember that the meaning of life
is to live life as if it were a work of art.
rabbi abraham joshua heschel - 1972