THOSE WHO BETRAY SPEAK WRONGFULLY OF YOU, BECAUSE OF THEIR OWN PAIN ARE STILL A PART OF THE PLAN #THEBALANCEISREAL

THOSE WHO BETRAY SPEAK WRONGFULLY OF YOU, BECAUSE OF THEIR OWN PAIN, ARE STILL APART OF THE PLAN #THEBALANCEISREAL

THOSE WHO BETRAY SPEAK WRONGFULLY OF YOU, BECAUSE OF THEIR OWN PAIN ARE STILL A PART OF THE PLAN #THEBALANCEISREAL.

A meaningful life is close to, but at points importantly different from, a happy life. Here are some of its ingredients:

– A meaningful life draws upon, and exercises, a range of our higher capacities, for example, those bound up with tenderness, care, connection, self-understanding, sympathy, intelligence and creativity.

– A meaningful life aims not so much at day-to-day contentment as fulfilment. We may be leading a meaningful life and yet, really rather often, be in a bad mood (just as we may be having frequent surface fun while living, for the most part, meaninglessly).

– A meaningful life is bound up with the long-term. Projects, relationships, interests and commitments will build up cumulatively. Meaningful activities leave something behind, even when the emotions that once propelled us into them have passed.

– Meaningful activities aren’t necessarily those we do most often. They are those we most highly value and will, from the perspective of our deaths, regret most deeply.