Vaclav Havel: Orientation map

“Someone who does not draw strength from himself and who is incapable of finding the meaning of his life within himself will…seek the map to his own orientation somewhere outside himself–in some ideology, organization, or society, and then, however active he may appear to be, he is merely waiting, depending. He waits to see what others will do, or what roles they will assign to him, and he depends on them–and if they don’t do anything or if they botch things, he succumbs to disillusion, despair, and ultimately, resignation.”

—Vaclav Havel, Open Letters.