“The purpose of our lives is to be happy” Dalai Lama
What does a good life consist of?
Is this having lots of money? or owning what you wish for?
Everybody wants and wishes to lead a good life.
What does the good life mean to you?
I am sure none wants a ‘bad’ life.
Is this a life with good moral values? or the life with pleasurable experience?
Older generation links ‘good life’ with moral values
“Good habits formed at youth make all the difference” Aristotle
My guess is most of the time we interrelate moral values to a good life.
Of course one is not in a shortage of words to express moral values like being kind, generous, honest, selfless, helpful, compassionate, principled, being aware of good health and being reliable. The list is too long.
The younger generation feels life has meaning if only when one undergoes ‘The pleasures’ available on the Earth
I am not generalising here.
I am only stating that experiencing these kinds of pleasures can start from the school days.
Examples can be sex, alcohol, drugs of abuse and other sensory pleasures.
Again I am stressing that ‘Pleasurable life’ can have a different meaning to different people.
“It is a real art to combine different types of pleasure and create a super pleasure, like reading a nice book inside a hot bathtub in an open-air while the sun is setting!”
Mehmet Murat ildan
One can get pleasure at the same time maintaining moral values.
Trios for a good life
✔Peace of mind
✔A happy network (with moral values) of family & friends.
One can add ‘Laughter’ as a bonus.
( My good friend Chris,creator of Mr. Ohh!’s Sideways View knows that by now, that I don’t forget to mention ‘Laughter’ )
Please share your thoughts on what constitutes ‘ A good life’?
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