Everything is temporary...

@lady1993 (16074)
Philippines
April 8, 2013 4:40am CST
I have just remembered that lesson or line i heard somewhere.. that everything in this life is just temporary...so why are we even trying so hard to earn money, why not just live our lives and offer it to God and do good things than create awesome technologies and gadgets which can only make some people addicted to it and prefer it than physical socializing.
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@ARIES1973 (9433)
• Legaspi, Philippines
9 Apr 13
Hi lady! While it is true that everything in life is temporary, we cannot deny the fact that we have obligations towards ourselves and our love ones. We cannot just sit there looking at them while they are dying of hunger. That is why we need to move and do our part. I also work hard for my family, sometimes my husband will tell me that I am working too hard that I do not have anymore time for myself. This is because of one thing, I want to give them the best in this world. I want to bring them to other countries and other things that if I will not work hard, I'm sure we cannot afford. Because of my love for them, that is why I am working hard. Have a wonderful day!
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@kixsh101 (723)
• Philippines
9 Apr 13
I agree with you. Though everything is all temporary, we can't just be idle and do nothing. We havr to live this life, we should make it more meaningful and fulfilling and it all doesn't mean that we will just sit still and do nothing.
@lady1993 (16074)
• Philippines
10 Apr 13
A lot of people are actually misunderstanding my point in this discussion.. Well, i did not really elaborate it well. I did not really say that people should just stop working and ding essential stuff, all i am saying is they should not focus all their time and effort on it.
• Philippines
9 Apr 13
hi lady1993. Life is too short. We should do every thing that can make us happy and fulfill our life. As the saying goes, nothing is constant in this world but change. So as long as we can make our life and others life happy then do it. You'll never know when something would end.
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@lady1993 (16074)
• Philippines
9 Apr 13
Yes, sometimes other people's lives are even shorter than others.. all of use will die, and some die earlier or even before they are born.. So those of us who are still living should try our best to live life to the fullest. i agree...
@Dominique25 (9476)
• United States
8 Apr 13
Yeah at times we do need to remind ourselves of this. It is sad to see that so many people become addicted to technology. Young ones as well. So many start to prefer these gadgets to spending time with people.
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@lady1993 (16074)
• Philippines
9 Apr 13
Yes, i am seeing that almost everywhere.. people are so busy with playing games and sacrificing their relationship with their family and freinds.. And some have been so workaholic that the they even forget the real reason they work for.
• India
8 Apr 13
everything is temporary here, you are right. but it does not mean, if one day we should die, then from now we have to stop eating and working,,,, life goes like this.. we live here for sometime but we should live like to feel our life.. with facilities and happiness.
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@lady1993 (16074)
• Philippines
9 Apr 13
I am not really saying that we should stop eating and working- that would not be living at all.. My point is that we should not focus on that stuff, since it is not the most important.. money and all those earthly things. We should focus on connections with people who matter most.
@rog0322 (2834)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
8 Apr 13
Hi, Putting emphasis on the material side of things is the very first reason for the unhappiness in this world. Material things doesn't do much in way of happiness for those who seek them, it offer only fleeting satisfaction that is gone in a moment, like you said temporal and meaningless. Rather seek what is eternal and spiritual, things that endures forever, these gives happiness that also endures forever..
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@lady1993 (16074)
• Philippines
10 Apr 13
Yes, material stuff offer only a passing happiness that some people may even think it is real happiness. But then it is hard to turn away from this habit of seeking material stuff since it is what people have been doing for centuries.. all we can do now is try and seek spiritual things first.
@munhozmib (3775)
• Sao Paulo, Brazil
8 Apr 13
Hello, there! I agree with you. Everything in life seems to be temporary, including life itself. We spend a great portion of our lives working. If you consider the amount of 8 working hours per day + lunch time + transportation, people spend basically half of their days generating money for their employers. Unfortunately, most of us don't do it for fun. You say we should work less but some of the greatest things in life require money. To name only a few: traveling, parachuting, eating well... And about dedicating our lives to God, I'm sure that you understand that in this huge community that is myLot, lots of people doesn't believe in God. So that's not something that would comfort them. Such a shame we can't enjoy life as we want to, eh? But it doesn't mean it has to be all about suffering, either. Be happy! Respectfully, Munhozmib.
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@lady1993 (16074)
• Philippines
11 Apr 13
Yeah, almost all stuff in life require money, which is why it is very, very important in one's life to live comfortably. Different people believe in their own god though, but there are some who don't believe in a deity at all..
@jricky1 (6809)
• China
8 Apr 13
Everything is gonna settled and solved well,it's just need our right attitude towards it.I'm happy that i can have someone talk to when i'm sad and i like the feeling that everything is past.I'm now lacking of money and i still be optimistic cuz my family is supporting me and lucky to have them.
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@srisahara (4097)
• Indonesia
8 Apr 13
Yes, I agree with the lesson. But, technologies and gadgets are important to help our live easier. As long as we use it for useful function, I think it is okay, although it just temporary. We live in the world where everything changes so fast. I hope you enjoy your life. Have a nice day.
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@lady1993 (16074)
• Philippines
9 Apr 13
Yes, the things and gadgets that we have do make our life easier... although some people get to attached to it that they prefer to hang on to it than hang out with actual people..
@mariaperalta (19096)
• Mexico
9 Apr 13
You maybe right, everything maybe temporary. But we need to do something waiting for that next life to come around.
@lady1993 (16074)
• Philippines
9 Apr 13
Yes, indeed we do. So why not use our time around here doing meaningful stuff..?
• Mexico
9 Apr 13
I sure try here.. but sometime we seem to get side tracked. We need to get back on a good road.
@Deepak2J (1180)
• Bhubaneswar, India
8 Apr 13
Yes,everything is temporary. If all the people will think like you, than there will be only happiness in the world. but, it's just a dream.
@lady1993 (16074)
• Philippines
9 Apr 13
Yes, it is definitely hard to change people's mind.. it may be one of those unreachable dreams.. but we can still hope for a world like that.. and maybe start with ourselves, by changing how we live and lo at life.
@Deepak2J (1180)
• Bhubaneswar, India
9 Apr 13
Yep. we should start ourselves and let the world follow us
@natliegleb (5187)
• India
9 Apr 13
Ideally in this world time flies fast and everything just keeps going and there is no time even to socialize and we need to spend the moments carefully
@lady1993 (16074)
• Philippines
9 Apr 13
There is time to socialize, lots of time actually.. But we are too immersed and busy with our own problems and responsibilities that we forget to treasure those simple moments and important relationships..
@beta715 (57)
• Australia
9 Apr 13
Althougn the everage of life expectancy for humans is longer than before, however, I don't think they have been really happy . Life is simple when I was litte, we do not have iphones, ipads,etc,but we have unforgetable and wonderful memory left. Nowadays people will present their social status through buying luxury bags and jewels, but they ignore happiness and something more important,like friendship.As you said, everything is temporary,evern those luxury brand, what is point to focus on these irrelevant thing.Be happy and enjoy the life.
@lady1993 (16074)
• Philippines
9 Apr 13
I think the average life expectancy of humans now have become much shorter-- it is only 60-70 i guess... I think it is because of all the unhealthy food that some people eat on a daily basis.. all those preservatives. I know what you mean, i think i preferred life before all those gadgets too.