The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.
~ Joseph Campbell
If you were given a Rolls Royce, a Stradivarius, a precious jewel, or something else of great value, how would you take care of it? I think the answer is obvious. You would guard it and care for it to maintain its value.
You are given a life to care for—your own. How do you take care of it? I think the answer is that sometimes you do not care for it as well as you do your other treasures. Every life is a beautiful instrument and work of art. Learn to use it and play it with all of your talent. But most of all treat your life with the respect it deserves.
You may not have been treated like a treasured instrument, but it is never too late to polish your finish and tune your strings. When you are in tune with the preciousness of life, teach others what you have learned.
You are a Stradivarius. Play from your heartstrings.