The Simplicity of Life

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The meaning of life is a commonly asked question, but no one seems to have the true answer. If you think the meaning of life is B and D (birth and death), you’re wrong. Life is everything between that, life is what you make it.

I used to believe life was about going to school, getting a job and working yourself to death. However, in the past year, I have learned otherwise. Picasso once said “the meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.”

According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, life means “the sequence of physical and mental experiences that make up the existence of an individual”. I, however, think it’s the little moments. The ones that bring you joy and you can make memories with.

For instance, the family that loves you unconditionally, or a sibling you tell everything to. Even a friend at lunch you can be yourself around. Someone once said life is “spending time with your family and remembering the meaningful moments”.

A mother of four believes that “you’re not going to remember the two-hundred-dollar shoes your parents bought you, you will remember the Christmas dinners and what seemed to be endless hours of fun playing UNO with your family”. Life isn’t about materialistic things but the meaning behind them.

Coming from someone that is grounded 24/7, take my advice. Enjoy little things, especially respect your parents, and don’t waste time being petty. Don’t take the time you have for granted, before it’s all gone.