What is important in your life?

Try as I might, I can’t see what is important in life! For most people just keeping themselves alive is the most important thing of all. For others it is family, love, ambition, job, power, money, desire for all things, religious belief, honesty, fairness, justice, caring for another, being what you want to be. But how many of us really get the chance to do what is important to us?

Yes, there are some who have a partner who loves them and who they love, but there are also many lonely people who would be glad of someone to talk to, a friend, never mind the intimacy of a lover.

Some people do have children, often unplanned, but whilst they often love them dearly are they convinced that this is what they really wanted in life? What about those who can’t have children? Are they any the less important?

Many people seek a job which gives them power, money, and have the ambition to go for it. But once they have it are they truly happy? Some will be because it is exactly what they sought, but if they also wanted a family, or a partner, has this want also interfered in their ambition to gain power, money and a job that gives them what they sought? Could it be that to have the ambitious job they have to give up the idea of the family/partner? Could it be there is a conflict of interests in a person’s mind at this point?

We seem to think we can have all that we desire. But we can’t.

To gain what we desire we must focus only on that. We may come close to gaining all that we seek, but to do that we have pass over responsibilities towards partner, family, and other aspects that make life worth living, for we can only afford to focus on one thing, one main ambition, if we are to definitely succeed!

How many people can say they achieved what they set out to do without losing sight of their family, their other life interests, those who also have a vested interest in us? To gain that powerful job with all its money and status might mean more time spent away from home that at home leaving very little time for the partner or family member waiting there for even a glimpse of ambitious worker. They may be sitting at home restless, counting the minutes until the worker’s return. Is that any life for the person at home?

Could it be that the person at home is only there for the small amount of spare time you have from your demanding job? Is this right?

Oh, but the hard work brings in money which is disseminated to the family, partner. Is money what they seek, or could it be you they really want? Is money, status, material goods, power, the only things that matter in this world?

Time will tell, if you can find the time to even think about it – and them!

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red pill junkie's picture
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There's a very nice book that deals with this matter: 'The Alchemist', by Paulo Coehlo. It is not a recent book, so there's a good chance they'll have a copy of it in your local Library.

It is highly enjoyable, and it contains many jewels of wisdom.

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It's all the rabbit SH*T you stumble over on your way down!!!

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earthling's picture
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I tried to read that book, but I kept falling asleep :)

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it is when you get there.

red pill junkie's picture
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Well, I guess it's not everyone's cup of tea. Personally I enjoyed it, and read it in a week or so.

Some people think Coehlo is a New Age guru for middle-class housewives, but I do think the man has a few valuable ideas to share.

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It's not the depth of the rabbit hole that bugs me...
It's all the rabbit SH*T you stumble over on your way down!!!

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earthling's picture
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There are some things that are important for me in my life.

One important thing is staying alive, Many of us in the rich societies take this for granted. If there is a bigger purpose, we cannot serve it by dying early. Staying alive is a serious effort for many people, so let us respect that.

Aside from that, I am a curious guy. Some people think I am odd, but I am curious. I want to know things. Not all things, but many things. I don't have the mental capacity to know all things, but hey call me arrogant - I can know more than average. If I keep trying.

My purpose? To leave the world better than I found it.

I am not the Messaiah, I cannot save the world. But I can help a little. And I can help my neighbors and friends, instead of hurting them.

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It is not how fast you go
it is when you get there.

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I have always enjoyed cookies. I think it is important to stop and eat a cookie every once in a while. Really, I am just in awe of being able to eat such a treat.

Cheers,

Ron O. Cook...ie