What is your idea of a beautiful life?

Philippines
July 26, 2012 1:41pm CST
Everyone have dreams and everyone dreams of a beautiful life. In your case, how can you describe a beautiful life? I ask because everyone is different and what is beautiful for you may not be beautiful for me. As we share this topic, we may find something that we may want to have in our own lives and thereby enriching our own lives in the process. So let's start sharing and enriching each others lives...
6 responses
@Alesma (167)
• Czech Republic
26 Jul 12
Life brings both joys and sorrows . So if you want to lead a beautiful life, you should get rid of the sorrows. But this is not possbile. Everyone at some point of his or her life will encounter moments which bring about these feelings. In general, without going into detail, a beautiful life could be the one without stress. Every day you have to think of plenty of things which make your life difficult and not that beautiful. So to me, life without stress would be a beatiful life.
• Philippines
26 Jul 12
That is a nice description of a beautiful life, Alesma. All people would desire to have a life free of stress. If only that would be 100% possible, it would really be great. But the fact that it's not 100% possible to experience that, at least I think it is a great goal to make the stresses in our life as little as possible...to diminish them in our thinking and by arranging our lives in a way that we will experience less stress in our life.
• United States
27 Jul 12
This is very beautiful description. Sometimes its not possible like you said to always be rid of our sorrows but we should try to make the most of it. A stress free life will make us more healthy and happy, this is true!
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• Philippines
30 Jul 12
Very true! Which reminds me about the book I was reading in a bookstore about stress management...it brings back the interest to go back to that bookstore and buy that book.
@echoforever (5192)
• United States
26 Jul 12
Life is really hard. It is the little things that make me the happiest and sometimes I just have to remember that no matter how hard I try, I am not in control of the majority of what will ever happen in my life. I wish to have a rich relationship with God in my life because this is where I believe I will feel most safe, protected, at peace and so much more. The beauty of life is meant to be when we spend time with God, for me that is my belief and what I want for myself. I do not want much materialistic wise except what ever I need to survive. Perhaps a little money on the side and saved up for travel to see the world one day or something like that but I do not know if I will ever be able to do that! So mostly this is all I need and want for my life because I know that God will provide the best life for me.
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• Philippines
26 Jul 12
Yes, relationship with God would be the most important factor to most people...including me. Without God, everything becomes vain and meaningless, in my opinion. Being at peace with him is a gift that nothing in this world can disturb. Although I know every person has different wishes, for me I think being at peace with God and becoming prosperous is fine and that there is nothing wrong with it. Although I guess the more detached you are with this world and it's material realities, the easier it would be to have God enter your life.
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• United States
27 Jul 12
This is true that we will start to feel that life is meaningless without God sometimes. I think so too. Not everyone will think so and sometimes I do like to hear what others want to know. One thing that is big for me about God is that the passages that say - Seek Me First (in paraphrase) and you will have all else after. I do fully believe this. So this is the way my life tends to lead me and I hope I can fully follow God so that He will HELP me prosper. I know that life is hard and I will struggle. But I do not wish to struggle - against God. I know in my heart He exists so... that is not an option for me.
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• Philippines
27 Jul 12
I agree totally. It's scary to think of living a life apart from God. So I believe the number one reason for a beautiful life is a beautiful relationship with God.
• India
22 Mar 13
Everyone has a dream house like me and i want to live with my partner so happy without any disturbance from her trouble maker dad.
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• Philippines
25 Mar 13
That would definitely be a good idea of a beautiful life...being with that someone you love without anyone troubling that relationship. I myself dream of that life and someday I know that right person would somehow be led to me :)
@MissPiggy (1751)
• Indonesia
27 Jul 12
Life will be beautiful once we are able to accept who we are and what we have. We don't need to envy other people even though we don't have what they have. I think people are jealous sometimes. That's why they don't think that their life is beautiful. I think, in spite of thinking "what they have that I don't", why don't we start thinking "what I have that they don't" and keep improving in it. I prefer to reflect it to the inner character. We can buy stuff, maybe not expensive, but at least we can have them. But character is trained. It can't be bought. If we already train our heart to be jealous all the time, then we won't see that life is beautiful. And after we are able to accept ourselves, we will be happy. Then that is the time we can see the beauty of life. That's my opinion.
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• Philippines
30 Jul 12
It's great you pointed about our 'inner life' and it's importance in giving us a beautiful life. I agree with these points totally and I felt that we needed to first work with our inner selves and the outward things and circumstances would be well taken cared of. As you mentioned, it includes getting rid of bad attitude and weaknesses like the tendency to jelousy and every negative emotions. We we conquer that to a great degree and focus on positive traits like love, gratitude, contentment, joy, peace, etc..they we may say that we have conqured ourselves and we might as well have found the beauty in our own lives.
• Philippines
27 Jul 12
To have a great family with my parents living in my house. Not worrying about anything like money and others, just us living and enjoying each bit of time we have together.
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• Philippines
30 Jul 12
It is true that money problems in the family can give a lot of stress. A life free of worry and stress, that is such an ideal goal to have. But what you showed here is that attitude is more important so that even if you don't yet have the finances you desire, you could still enjoy the things you already have. Being happy and having fun is more about attitude and not in accordance with material things like how much money you have in the bank.
@nyssa102 (749)
• United States
26 Jul 12
Hi! I think the idea of a beautiful life varies. First, we all have the idea that the most beautiful life would be world peace, and all getting along, no illness or disabilities, etc. That is a given, it's the absolute first thing that comes to mind. However, if your question pertained to a personal life I would say first and foremost, a loving partner to share life with (and have a family, if it was something that person wanted, build a home, life etc. ), loving friends. Next, a life where I functioned as a competent worker in the film or video game world (which I am training for) Everything else would be extra goodies. But that is the bare bones of it. Strong loving relationships and a great job. I think that's a pretty good place to be in this world, can't beat it.
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• Philippines
27 Jul 12
I would definitely say yes to that. Anyway, good luck to both your desire to have a loving partner ( I desire it too now ) and also your career which seems very interesting. In my part, my online career is what I'm working on to create a beautiful income for me and my direct family and future family of my own.