Let’s say in Madison Square Garden they erect a huge stage, and they spend millions on the scenery and the lights, and a lot of people come to look. They’re watching and waiting. And then the curtains are drawn, and they’re waiting for the main character to step out on the stage. But at that time he’s sitting somewhere in a bar, or he’s home and he’s sleeping. It’s all a waste.
This great universe is the stage where each one of us is the main actor. Don’t be confused by the thought that there are others, too. It’s for everyone individually. The entire universe: that’s your opportunity. ~ R’ Avigdor Miller zt”l