It's our place in the world; it's our life. Let us go and do all we can with
it, and make it the life we want to live.
Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim of human existence.
goal is primarily to get ahead of ourselves; not to get ahead of other
As the story goes, a long time ago, there was an Emperor who told his horseman that
if he could ride on his horse and cover as much land area as he likes, then the
Emperor would give him the area of land he has covered.
you find yourself at a loss and pondering what is life all
about, asking what is my purpose? Be
thankful. There are those who didn't live long enough to
Sure enough, the horseman quickly jumped onto his horse and rode as fast
as possible to cover as much land area as he could. He kept on riding and riding, whipping the horse to go as fast as possible. When he was hungry or tired, he did not stop
because he wanted to cover as much area as possible.
came to a point when he had covered a substantial area and he was
exhausted and was dying. Then he asked himself, "Why
did I push myself so hard to cover so much land area? Now I am dying and I only need a very small area to bury
Life is an
you sow, you
What you see
you. So stay
The above story is similar with the journey of our
life. We push very
hard everyday to make more money,
to gain power and recognition. We
neglect our health, time with our family and
to appreciate the surrounding beauty and the hobbies we love.
One day when we look back, we will realize that we don't really need that
much, but then we cannot turn back time for
what we have missed.
Life is not about making money, acquiring power
nor recognition. Life is
definitely not about work! Work is only necessary to keep us living so as to
enjoy the beauty and pleasures of
life. Life is a balance of work and play, family and personal time. We have to
decide how we want to balance our life; define our priorities, realize what
we are able to compromise but always let some of our decisions be based on
So, let's take it easy, do what
we want to do and appreciate nature. Life is
fragile, life is short. Let us not take life for granted. Let us live a balanced lifestyle and enjoy life!
That is the purpose of life.
By Tim Pedrosa
blessings of mankind are within us, and within our reach; but we shut
our eyes, and, like people in the dark, we fall foul upon the very thing
we search for, without finding it.-Seneca