What does it mean to "live a good life" in your opinion?
I know this is a subjective question. It depends on how you define what living a good life is. As for me, this is where your beliefs and values take place. It is where your values shape your character and determine what you stand for. L
Living a good life comes with subjective answers that each person will have but I guess there has to be certain objectives to follow that everyone should have.
The first thing to consider when you're living a good life should be your health. If you are not taking care of your body everyday, skipping meals in an unhealthy way without professional guidance, or you overeat when it's not necessary anymore, you deprive yourself from sleep because of unnecessary habits, then you are going to be one of the candidates for a trip to the bottom.
As we get older, all of the toxic foods that we have been eating, and all of the time we have been skipping exercises will come back to haunt us. Having a balanced diet and doing workouts at home are our cheap health insurances that adds up over times.
Who wouldn't want to have that kind of lifestyle? We see people working their a**es off for money but are actually putting their health at risk because of unhealthy lifestyle? As a result, they easily get sick and worse get hospitalized that ruins their quality of life.
How ironic it is when people are younger, they use their health for wealth but when they get older, they use their wealth to get back to their health. It's a cycle that almost everyone go through but can't we be not one of them? These situations can be prevented if we'll just be responsible for ourselves. For sure we know what kind of lifestyles we should avoid, why don't we stand for it?
The next thing we should consider living a good life is money. Let's be practical here, we all need money. We need it to survive. However, some people have gone beyond the ideals causing them to be greedy of sorts. That is something I wanna highlight when it comes to handling money.
My standard of living a good life is when I can finally say that "I'm financially independent". That way, I am responsible of my finances and keep my family stable. I don't really aspire to be overly rich because that kind of lifestyle would be stressful and extravagant.
I don't say "money is the root of all evil". Instead, "too much love for money is the root of evil". That is when people begin to hurt others for the love of money. May relationships or friendships were broken because of money.
Just how great of an impact money can be influencing in our lives. That's greed. I also don't get why some people have the courage to scam people? Fake agencies scamming hopeful women to work abroad are being scammed by these evil people. How could they not think of the pain and agony they'll cause to these persons?
But really, living a good life is also about being financially independent.
Lastly, living a good life is making sure your love tank is full. This doesn't only emphasize romantic life but also your social life.
I know it's ironic for an introverted person to say this but building long lasting relationship is as crucial as maintaining your wellness and finances. I may not be the type of person you'll choose to engage with firsthand because of my aura but if we'll get along sharing common interests, for sure I'm a keeper.
I really value the people around me not only because they're few but because I value the relationship I have with them. Most of the time, socializing drains me but if it's quality conversations with you then I'd be willing to trade my precious time with you.
Anything you wanna add to my list? For sure there are more factors you would consider to this equation.
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