In contrast to the narcissistic life, President Spencer W. Kimball (1895–1985) offered a simple expression of the more excellent way:
“When we are engaged in the service of our fellowmen, not only do our deeds assist them, but we put our own problems in a fresher perspective. When we concern ourselves more with others, there is less time to be concerned with ourselves! In the midst of the miracle of serving, there is the promise of Jesus that by losing ourselves, we find ourselves!
39 He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.
40 ¶He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.