The quest for ultimate success and true happiness continues!
A good life is essentially living each & every day of one’s life to the fullest! / Pix: cbtwithlisa.com
A life worth living is a life lived to the fullest. A life filled with trials and tribulations. A life filled with obstacles and challenges. A life filled with sorrow and happiness. A life filled with dreams and aspirations.
There are truly many things that make a life worth living. For some, it is living a long and happy life. But for many of us, it is the pursuit of material wealth and worldly riches. To put it bluntly, the quest to be rich! For most of us, it is money that drives and motivates us, to give us a sense of purpose in life. Money makes the world go round. Money is the object of all men’s dreams and desires. With money, one can attain almost anything and everything in life, with the exception of love perhaps. True love can never be bought, though many would tend to dispute this fact. In reality, everything seems to revolve around money.
Love is also one of the fundamental reasons for living. The very core of mankind’s existence is built on love. The survival of the human species depends upon love. The search for true love is the essence for living a full and meaningful life. A soulmate completes one’s life, hence forms the rudimentary pillar of one’s life. A life without love is truly lonely and meaningless. But then without money, love can be tough to come by.
A life worth living is also a life of success. Success in love, marriage, career and money… Being successful in life is also many things to many people. Some people equate success to achievements in life. The degree of success is measured in terms of accomplishments in life – the greater the achievements, the greater the successes. For others, it is simply having a long and healthy life. After all, life is meaningless without good health. Health is wealth. Wealth is happiness.
The measure of happiness is a great many things to many people. Some believe we do not need to be rich or wealthy to be happy. Happiness is ultimately living a good and happy life. Ancient practitioners of Buddhism believe that true happiness can only be attained if humans learn to free themselves from the shackles of materialism. It is material wealth that clouds and distracts humans from the real riches in life. No wonder many philosophers advocate the belief that money is the root of all evil. Money is certainly an enigma in the pursuit of true happiness. True happiness, as some believe, is a euphoric sense of achievement and having a sense of purpose in life; a purpose-driven life, so to speak. Of course, physical health and spiritual wellbeing are also as important. In a materialistic world, man’s quest for happiness will always be judged, influenced or determined by money. Money can buy almost anything and everything, even happiness? Food for thought, indeed!