What is the meaning of life?
Try to find your own meaning of life in this article.
Have you ever asked yourself what is the meaning of life?
Nobody can really answer this question, as well as such questions as: What is love?”, “What is happiness?” etc.
Psychologists think that when people start thinking and talking too much about their meaning of life, it is a first sign that they are not completely satisfied with their lives.
However, the ability to think and analyze is a factor that distinguishes a human from an animal.
We are not interested in living only for satisfaction of our physical instincts.
This peculiarity became the main purpose why people started to seek the true meaning of life.
People who lose their meaning of life and cannot find their vocation are doomed to failure.
You can disagree with this and tell me that not everybody seeks the meaning of life.
Many people live without even thinking of it, and they do perfectly well! I can prove you that it is not exactly so.
At some point of life everybody starts thinking WHY he lives in this world and tries to answer himself this question.
He/she can be satisfied with the answer for some period of time or even for the whole life.
This is how the life goes…
Let’s analyze some typical answers to this question and, maybe, you will find the answer for yourself in this list as well.
What is the meaning of life: what does it consist in?
- My meaning of life is to bring up a child, to plant a tree and to build a house.
To be always healthy and attractive is my true meaning of life!
It means to go in for sports, to take care of myself and to stay always young!
My meaning of life consists in receiving as many positive emotions and impressions as possible!
We have only one life to live, so we have to live it to the fullest!
It may sound a bit selfish, but it is my life, so why cannot I be happy with it?
«The meaning of life is to find your gift, the purpose of life is to give it away.»
My meaning of life consists in self-realization.
I dream to become successful, independent and respected by the others.
- I want my descendants to remember me and to be proud of such ancestor – this is my meaning of life!
I see my meaning of life in serving my relatives and friends.
I want to live for my children, my spouse and my parents.
- My meaning of life consists in good memories. I want to look back on my past not with regrets but with a big smile!
- My personal meaning of life is the life itself (even if you think that it is quite silly).
- I see my meaning of life in the ability to prove myself and others that I can achieve my aims and do more than anyone else can imagine.
There is no such thing as the meaning of life!
Stop thinking about it and simply live your life!
As you can see, I found many examples how people see their meaning of life.
You can choose the variant you like best of all.
However, you have to analyze your choice and to think whether you have chosen the right way of living your life and whether you are ready to find your true meaning of life.
Let’s consider our period of life when we go to school or study at the university.
You won’t cram a piece of story from the textbook without any aim, will you?
If you try to learn it, you must have a reason for it.
You do this for a good mark, or in order to acquire new knowledge, or to pass the subject.
You will receive the result of your learning in any case.
You will be able to realize the meaning of your efforts only in the end of your way, e.g. when you take an exam in order to pass the subject.
What is the last stage of our life?
Obviously, it is death!
Somebody has done more in his life than others; some people have lived their life in kindness while other people have lived it in anger; somebody has fully dedicated himself to his family; maybe, somebody has tried everything in his life – nevertheless, death will make us all equal.
I see my meaning of life in self-development.
We can compare our planet Earth to the study at school or at the university, where everybody must learn something new, acquire some knowledge and constantly practise his skills.
My main goal in life is to discover my potential and to realize it in my life.
My meaning of life is the ability to live my life the best I can.
When I reach its final stage, I want to be able to turn the last page of my life, to smile and to say:
“If I had the possibility to return into my past and change my life, I would not probably change anything! I always made my own choices in life, and I always was the master of my own life! It doesn’t matter whether my choices were right or not, I always managed to find the way out of any situation! The best possible choice for me is my own choice! I don’t have any regrets; I know that I have lived my life to the fullest!”
Here is what Dale Carnegie wrote in his famous book “How to Stop Worrying and Start Living”:
Be the best of whatever you are.
If you can’t be a pine on the top of the hill.
Be a scrub in the valley — but be
The best little scrub by the side of the rill;
Be a bush, if you can’t be a tree.
If you can’t be a bush, be a bit of the grass.
If you can’t be a muskie, then just be a bass-
But the liveliest bass in the lake!
We can’t all be captains, we’ve got to be crew.
There’s something for all of us here.
There’s big work to do and there’s lesser to do
And the task we must do is the near.
If you can’t be a highway, then just be a trail,
If you can’t be the sun, be a star;
It isn’t by the size that you win or you fail-
Be the best of whatever you are!”
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