Different perspective toward life

United States
June 23, 2010 8:58pm CST
I felt so tired sometimes after work. And I kept on thinking while I was driving home from work. Would I do the same thing every single day like this for the rest of my life. I would admit, I like to save money whenever I can. I am not a big spender, and I always think about the future. But what if I don't live that long, or what if I never got this chance to see something I want to see. Like the Great Wall in China. How much should I save, would I call it financially secure enough? Would that trade off for all that sacrifices? I don't know. Maybe life is short, I should enjoy a little. Or I should really travel abroad, like I can go to China to see the Great Wall. What is your perspective toward this life?
5 responses
• India
24 Jun 10
My perspective? Well, in my view, do what you want to do, but don't get attached to it. When we save money, we slowly become addicted to it, without even knowing it. When we start spending money, we become obsessed and spend every penny before the entire stock is exhausted. This happens because we often don't have a clear idea of what we want to do with our life. We shouldn't chase money, just earn it. We shouldn't spend money as if we are allergic to it. Every thing has a right process. But first we must identify ourselves. We should know ourselves first and then spend our precious fund in making ourselves happy. When we are happy we directly, or indirectly make others happy too. Identify your purpose then move to it with a force. Do whatever you have to do to reach it. Thanks. God bless you
@alienstar (5137)
• India
24 Jun 10
Doing different things in life after tiring work is always good.Changes will bring freshness into everyone's life and it's really nice to have this wonderful feeling when the days are not the same as there will be something new expected everyday.Most of them don't think of bringing on changes in life as they tend to get used to regular work schedule which does keep them occupied all the time
• Philippines
24 Jun 10
as of now,im still a teenager and what i always want is something different in my life. something that i could really enjoy. and knowing my perspective in life, it's then to get in my dream job, to put up a stable business for my family, to be someone that my love ones could be proud of and to be with the person i'm praying for to spend my whole life with in the future.together, we'll make our dreams come true and plans to be successful.
@jennyze (7048)
• Indonesia
24 Jun 10
Don't be so stingy to yourself. Of course we all must think of the future and how to secure money for when we are not able to produce any. Still, it you have a slightly more money, it is best to make true of your dream. Like you wrote here, we could never know if we have the time. Moreover, reading your posting I can feel that you need a change. So, why not go now?
@lacieice (2065)
• United States
24 Jun 10
It sounds to me like you are ready to follow your dreams. I used to work in a factory, doing the same thing over and over hundreds of times every day...and I got to thinking...is this all there is? Will I keep doing this for the rest of my life? Then the wierdest thing happened. I got laid off. And I made a decision. At the age of 40, I decided to go to college. I started out at a local commumity college, and did so well that my husband encouraged me to transfer credits and go on to a 4 year university. I did. And I never regretted it for a minute. It was a learning and a growing experience, and because of it, I got a job that I grew to totally love. I think that is the best thing we can ask for...to have work that we truely enjoy. My point is, following my dream make me appreciate and enjoy life in a way that would have never happened if I had stayed in that factory. Take a risk....all life is a risk anyway...every decision we make involves risk, so go for it.