What is it that makes life worth living?

India
January 11, 2009 1:04am CST
Ever wondered what it is that makes life worth living. Well i gave it a lot of thought but the answer was somewhere very near to me the smile on my wifes face whenever i look at her laughter of my children and the satisfaction that they are fine and doing well was something that kept me moving i guess.But what exactly is that thing i am still confused. Any body got other ideas is it that feeling of well being or rich or poor or to be loved by someone or to be lucky to have evrything. What is it exactly to have every thing or nothing.
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@sunny0806 (248)
• China
12 Jan 09
For me it's a good family with thoughtful husband and a cute son. Many relatives such as parents, brothers, sisters and these people in law. Many friendly friends actural and online. I think we live not only for ourselves but also for them. If one lives alone maybe meaningless.
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@eynjel05 (444)
• Philippines
12 Jan 09
In my opinion,life is worth living because of the love that we have for our self,famil,friends ang God. Life is not only for the things that we should do for us to be rich or succesful. But indeed, life is more on the love that we have for our family and friends and ofcoures with God. It's more worth it to live if we know that somone loves us that we are aware that there are someone that is willing to be there to comfort us whenever we have problems in life. For me, what I really treasure is my family and friends. I can't imagine my life without them at my side. Theres no such word as IMPOSSIBLE because I have them at my side.
@sethjill (35)
• Philippines
12 Jan 09
Having a simple yet happy family of your own. And eventhough there are tough times and obstacles, you are able to stand up and give your family a quality life. There will be times that you will almost give up living because you don't know how will you be able to ends up meet. But, with the love and care you have for your family, there will always be something or someone that God will use as an instrument to help you with such difficulties. All you have to do is to see who or what that instrument is and make the most out of it.
@jammyt (2824)
• Philippines
12 Jan 09
Now that I have a family of my own, I'd have to say it's them. They make life worth living for and going on. During the times I'm down, I just think of them and I'm all set to do what I have to do once more. We're not rich and God knows how we were such in a financial crisis 2 years ago, but having my toddler and husband makes it alright. We are now slowly getting to a better "state".
@tammytwo (4303)
• United States
12 Jan 09
This is a great discussion. Of course the answer will be very different for each one of us. The very things that make my life worth living are the same things that often make it complicated. I love to see the smiles on the faces of those that I admire. I also love to hear the sound of my youngest son's laughter. Nothing is better than hearing your child's name announced when they have achieved something grand, like making a three point shot at the buzzer or an interception that causes their team to win the game. Nothing is more beautiful than the sparkle in my daughter's eyes when she has had a great day at school. Sometimes just hearing the sound of my own name come from my husband's mouth is the greatest feeling of all. Everyone of these things makes life so worth living. It doesn't stop there. I also love to look at the sky as I am driving to work each morning and adore the beautiful colors God has blessed us with. There is nothing more beautiful than knowing just how blessed we truly are.
• United States
11 Jan 09
If people even knew what each and every one of us was going through they would probably flip out big time. I have had some bad news in my life time to the point where i thought that i just did not even want to live anymore, seriously!!!!!! I think the thing that has kept me going is the love of my family. That is what makes life worth living!!! A family and a life filled with unconditional love!!!
@Ithink (10500)
• United States
11 Jan 09
I think it can be different for every person. Some live for family, some money, some power. Yet in all forms I think that most people live for other people. For me it is worth living even with all the uncertainties for my family, I love my husband, kids, grandbabies and I have a few certain friends that I feel as is family. Just their smile, laugh, voice, it all makes it worth it for me.
@Keola12 (717)
• United States
11 Jan 09
What makes life worth living for me is having a supportive loving family, and good friends around me. This is especially true when enduring difficult times in my life. They are a form of strength and stability that help create a healthy, realistic foundation for me to stand upon.
• India
11 Jan 09
i think it is our loved ones and our friends that make our life worth living. plus there is money,sx and ambition which give us some goals to achieve in our life
• Philippines
11 Jan 09
life with your loved ones, in good times and bad. that makes our life worth living.
@hotsummer (10449)
• Philippines
11 Jan 09
well i guess we must learn how value our relationship with the people we really treasure in our hearts. and be true to them. not only to our family , maybe to someone else important to us. i really don't know what will make other people really. before i really don't know. but when i finally realized what is really important or who is really the important person that i will want to see every day, i have lost that person already because of neglect. i mean i have not given the person the important attention and just avoided the person when i have the opportunity to do so. so this was the greatest regret of my life. if only realize that as i get older that the person will be more important to my heart and will not lose place in my heart, i should have given that person more attention and should have not been scared to trust that person and be close to that person. i am really feeling sad every day if only i have been honest only to what i was feeling before and was not scared to show what i am really feeling and not easily judge the person thinking that the person will not going to give me any special attention then i would have been more happy. and my life would have been more simple. but does not mean that i will be complete totally but life will be much easier and more satisfied and will not have regrets i am having now. before i thought that i will have regrets when i get older when i have not this or that. but only realize the only regrets was the relationships that i have lost. relationships in life are the most important thing in life.