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Life of Happiness vs. Life of Meaning

Posted by Christopher Jacob on August 2, 2010 at 2:10 PM

Have you ever wondered why we are here? Why we choose to be with our loved ones, with our family, right here - right now?


As far as any man can probably remember, we have always been wanting for something...someone...and now that I have been one of those fortunate to have found that someone, both of us agree to go through the common notion of finding that "something" - in sickness or in health, together.


One thing we can all agree on is that in life there is always a "fork" (not just for holding down your steak) - but an intersection where decisions are made for the greater good of the majority.  Even if we have made such a decision, have you ever thought of what is it that you really wanted out of that situation?


Then as memories come flashing before your eyes, have you ever wished that you can take back time - do more, talk less, give in, indulge but then, some part of you comes back to the present afraid, anxious, terrified and utterly perplexed of what is or might become. You then look at this intersection after, thinking, did I make the right decision?


Would it be a life of happiness; where one can live a life to the fullest, not thinking about the consequences - to live in the absolute present and not thinking of what lies ahead - do you believe that this will truly make you happy?


Or;


Live a life of meaning; where one dwells in the history of things, trying to figure out how you may be able to change some part of your history, most probably becoming obsessed of the future outcomes - not just for yourself but for your loved ones. You try to maneuver through the highway of life dodging recklessness, working like an ant so that you can save for that rainy day and believing that you have a purpose in life.


For the mind of any married man, which path would it be?


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2 Comments

Reply Rowan Labro
11:17 PM on November 1, 2010 
Nice post. Better a Life of Meaning... have been to Life Happiness yet very lonely out there...

Hope someday you will make a book of all your thoughts. Pwede mo ba ako i-reserve ng isang copy with autograph?
Reply Christopher Jacob
1:57 PM on November 3, 2010 
Thank you Brod Rowan. Really thinking about putting all these in a {hard} nut-case. Will hook up with you for that copy if and when I get published...

Hope you enjoy the next few pieces coming out soon.

Cheers!

Rowan Labro says...
Nice post. Better a Life of Meaning... have been to Life Happiness yet very lonely out there...

Hope someday you will make a book of all your thoughts. Pwede mo ba ako i-reserve ng isang copy with autograph?

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