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SKM's Philosophy

In the final analysis it won't matter where you came from, or whether you were
rich or poor. 
It won't matter whether you were beautiful or brilliant.
Even your gender and skin color will be irrelevant.

SKM believed that what mattered is not what you bought, but what you built;
not what you got, but what you gave.
What will matter is not your success, but your significance.
What will matter is not what you learned, but what you taught.
What will matter is every act of integrity, 
compassion, courage or sacrifice that enriched,
empowered or encouraged others to emulate your example.

What will matter is not just your competence, but your character as well.
What will matter is not how many people you knew,
But how many will feel a lasting loss when you're gone.
What will matter is how long you will be remembered, by whom and for what.

Living a life that matters doesn't happen by accident.
It's not a matter of circumstance but of choice.
SKM chose to live a life that mattered because he firmly believed that life matters.

When SKM died on 4th October 2002, there was no funeral. He donated his eyes so someone could see and his body was donated to the local Medical College as was his last wish.