Every individual has a place to fill in the world and is important in some respect whether he chooses to be so or not.
Nathaniel Hawthorne, author of tales such as "The Scarlet Letter," "The House of Seven Gables," and my favorite "The Minister's Black Veil" is one of the most influential authors of his time. As he states, every man is important, however, some choose to embrace this fact while others wait for the meaning to show itself without seeking it. Don't sit back and wait for anything. Every day is another opportunity for success. Scratch, claw, and grind your way until you reach the pinnacle.
And pick up a book once in a while. It's sadly becoming a pastime that few men embrace. Seek out knowledge within every page you turn.
Currently reading: Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand (1957)