While this is true, there's also something that's missing. What it doesn't say is that while you owe the world your time to make it better, you also owe yourself a memorable and enjoyable life. Don't let the public choose who you are, be true to yourself.
Still Beautiful - "Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes don't see as well and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. "But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand" The Velveteen Rabbit