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(FIVE-MINUTE READ > FOLLOWING THE LAST POST – WHAT MAKES YOU HUMAN)

Let’s examine what it is that makes you tick.

As we all differ this is a very subjective question. 

There is, of course, no single answer to the question of what makes life worth living, or what makes you tick. Science cannot objectively tell someone whether they should adhere to Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, or some other religion. It cannot even tell an individual what version of Christianity (Catholic, Baptist, Morman, etc.) or Islam (Shia or Sunni) they ought to adopt.

Hence, religion and vague spiritual ideas—such as “everything happens for a reason”—cannot provide an evidence-supported basis for living.

In 2020 the world ground to a halt when the pandemic hit.

To a great extent took the money and your job out of the equation and asked the questions what are you doing with yourself? What are you doing with your time? Who are you? Where do you really want to go? What gives your life a profound meaning?

The answer rests in the ability to create, dream, and strive to turn those dreams into reality. By overcoming challenges, our life becomes an even more interesting place to live. 

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Remember: All the things and experiences that make you truly grateful to be alive are what make your life worth living as it passes in the blink of an eye.

 Johann Wolfgang von Goethe writes, “Life is the childhood of your immortality.”  Everything and everyone are connected; boundaries and distance are words of the old language.

If you can’t change the circumstances, change your perspective, travel, and discover the world.

Our phones and computers were never more intelligent, our social lives never more instant, and our hospitals never more sophisticated than they are today. Smartphones have become our life companions.

Yet our problems have collectively never been more significant!

Are we, the human race, really heading in the right direction, or are we puppets still to our former ways, dancing the same old dance on a brand new stage?

Our words, our mannerisms, our personalities, our quirks, our humor, our stories, our ambitions, our accomplishments, our hopes and dreams, our ability to rise to the challenge, and our very humanity are now monitored and used by companies like Apple, Microsoft, Face book, Twitter, Instagram, etc.   

These companies would have us believe that we need their products to express ourselves and, ironically, our individuality.

We spend and consume and waste to remind ourselves of our importance, our purchasing power, and our ability to get what we want.

But isn’t lasting happiness what we truly want, and isn’t that what we really aren’t getting from our existing ways?

We have forgotten that self-expression existed long before this consumer craze and long before these companies convinced us that showing others who we are should cost money, and in some cases a fortune.

Realizing that you are not your belongings and that does not make your life worth living here are a few tips.

Compete not with others but only with yourself.

Acknowledge and honor the profound interconnectedness of all things and all beings by giving not receiving. 

Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words.

The old ways of eating and living and thinking and doing have failed us, the past is dead, and the future is not yet born. 

To have a future we must look to the long term. 

We can always find ways to create more meaning in our lives.

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