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Jimmy Wales

Jimmy Wales is an American Internet entrepreneur known for his role in the creation of Wikipedia, a free, open-content encyclopedia launched in 2001. He serves on the Board of Trustees[…]

The measure of a good life is tied up with productivity.

Question: What is the measure of a good life?

Jimmy Wales: The measure of a good life? That’s a very interesting way of putting it.  For me, the measure of a good life is really tied up with productivity – with actually doing something constructive, doing something useful with your time.  And for me, that is not a sort of duty to toil. That’s not what I mean by that. It should be fun. It should be exciting. It should be creative. For me, that’s what makes life worth living, is having creativity and productivity, building things that are useful. Yeah, that’s how I look at it.

 

Recorded On: Aug 10, 2007