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Making A Meaningful Life

How to Make Our Life More Meaningful

We can make our life meaningful, add vibrant colors to it, drive more satisfaction from life. All this is only possible if we are interested in doing something which is really useful, have some honest purpose, is actually required. We have enough motivation besides us, when we have imaginations and dreams of reaching somewhere, doing something in life.

Most of us are always busy in pursuing our personal goals, family matters, career, jobs and wealth creation, our modern lifestyle takes our personal goals beyond natural limits of necessities to artificial limit of ever changing and frequently modified desires.

Life becomes meaningful when we have some goal, we work for an objective, we strive to reach some destination. Our efforts are pointing towards a specific direction which isn’t actually solely for our personal welfare or our materialistic desires, gives life a meaning, makes life interesting, creates cordial relationship with life.

Strongly Selfish Motives In Every Action Make Life Meaningless

Make Life MeaningfulDoing same work that you already do, performing tasks similarly with a selfish motive, with greed will not give any meaning to life, as these things are quiet common, everyone of us works for a living, takes care of his/her personal welfare, always looking for ways to satisfy and calm down ego, making all possible efforts to maintain and upgrade social and living status.

On occasions these selfish efforts can get to any extent in order to insure the personal welfare, making some progress in things that help our personal interests and when intensity of such motives increases beyond normal social limits, one even starts overlooking that his/her personal interests are clashing with wide social interests or are threatening someone life. They behavior tends to be blind to other fellow human beings and even nature.   We are all a part of society and cannot blame others alone, as the difference is only in degrees, some people show such behavior by mistake, others occasionally and those that we call anti-social get in grip of such behavior frequently.

This post “Making a meaningful life” is a part of previous post, already published on this philosophy blog titled “What is the meaning of the life” and will be followed by some more posts, next post is “What is then the real purpose and meaning of life“.

A GAME OF PLEASURE OR PAIN

Life is definitely a game of pleasure for some and a game of pain for others.Usually people who expect more and get in details of everything are people who are often inflicted with pain. There some situations and circumstances, which can never bring pleasure to anyone, while other common situations and circumstances that we come across in everyday life can, bring joy to some and distress to others.

Approaching Life

I tried to observe some people in real life with different views on life, my first category was of the people who enjoyed life, they were happy and cheerful most of the time while second category of people were usually grim and were sad and pale most of the time. This second category usually considered themselves to be unfortunate, not that lucky and always at the receiving end for what they feel may be an outcome of there deeds in this life or previous one.

The 1st category or happy category never had a second view of anything they were simply enjoying everything they had and weren’t much worried about what others have or are getting. They never considered something like good luck or bad luck, they didn’t had time (or we can even call mind) to think on such matters. If they wished something they made all possible efforts without any embarrassment and usually ended up in fulfilling their wish.

One fact, which was really surprising, was that same circumstances and results were interpreted differently by both of these people for example when there child passed an exam the 2ndst category enjoyed the moment along with the child, after all he/she is the one who passed and turned the incident into celebration, they never cared about the scores, all that they knew was there child has been promoted to next class. The impact of such reaction (good or bad) was evident in the whole family.

Simple Concept of Life

All this seems to fit a mathematical concept where

Infinity+Anything =Infinity

Infinity-Anything=Infinity

We can replace “infinity” with the ‘nature of the person’ from any of the above categories and “anything” with any circumstance or situation or result, that exist for that person.

This means there is something in our personality which determines our actions as our actions are guided by our thoughts so are the result. Our personality acts as a calibration tool in our thinking which is adjusted towards our expectations. That is why positive thinking and personality development our important parts of psychology and makes a big difference in the life of a person.

A few of us do have this ability since birth which we may not be aware of but is integral to our personality and behavior. Most of us tend to change these categories frequently sometimes we belong to 1st category and sometimes to 2nd depending on our mood. This is something known as morale.

I hope you enjoyed reading life a game of pleasure or pain.