A grandfather dies. A baby dies. Such is the irony of life. Which moves me to ask, what is a life well spent?
What is a life well spent?
Why should some come into this life and spend decades while others come and spend hours or weeks at most? Does living longer insinuate a fruitful life?
…the pinnacle of our existence lies in our ability to survive.
For now life is all we know and have, and it appears we are always trying to live more of it in terms of time. In fact, the pinnacle of our existence lies in our ability to survive. Down to the minutest creature on Earth, survival is the codeword.
But I ask again; what is a life well spent?
Some people tend to answer this question by taking risks, chasing their dreams, traveling, and so on, while others answer this question by being famous, rich or influential. If the latter is the case then, Pablo Picasso, Michael Jackson, Steve Jobs, Leonardo da Vinci, Bill Gates, and Jeff Bezos either lived or are living fruitful lives.
Life is about time and what we do with it.
A deeper look at life and you’d see that life isn’t about how much we achieve in our time on Earth. Life is about time and what we do with it. Someone might not have all those decades to build an empire, but just enough time to touch some lives. We are all wired differently. Some people believe in making money upon money upon money, while some others are more socially inclined toward helping people live better lives. And a few others with a bit of both. The stressor here being ‘helping people live better lives’.
In your quest for purpose, are you helping people live better lives?