Living or surviving?

@faisai (1138)
Hong Kong
June 15, 2009 8:45am CST
What do you think about life? We need to eat. We need a shelter. We need clothes. And all of this come down to money. So, we work to make a living. In order to save money for living, we go to the fast food shop, we live in small apartments, we don't buy much clothes, etc. Is this really living? Or are we just surviving like animals?
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@underdogtoo (9588)
• Philippines
15 Jun 09
I think there is more to life than mere surviving. It would be nice if the problem of surviving were not so difficult. Some people have it easy and others have a hard life. I myself find it easy to live even though my life is painful and difficult. Cheers!!
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@faisai (1138)
• Hong Kong
15 Jun 09
Thanks for your reply. I am sorry that your life is painful and difficult. I believe most people are in one way or another living a painful or difficult life. It really seems that life is playing jokes on us by giving us so many problems that we have to spend so much time to fix those things rather than truly enjoying it.
• United States
15 Jun 09
Well I really don't think that you have to have money to live. Life is what you make of it and I have met a lot more people that have plenty of money and are misereable and I do not have five extra dollars to save at the end of the month and I am very happy. I think that is a lot of the problem with people today is they see all this stuff and they want it because it will up their status and they work and work and work to obtain it only to see something else they want and work the same way to obtain it. They spend their entire lives working for material things they miss out on life all together. I do not have a lot of material things. I have a home, clothes (not name brands), food, furniture (used), and a car. I do not live life with a high expectation on being rich honestly I would rather not be and if I ever won the lottery I would give most of it away. You got to slow down in life to really enjoy it to really live. Take time and go for a walk not through the city out in the country, lay down and just look at the sky, watch your kids play and join them, go swimming, and go to the park. Enjoy life and what it has to offer all the big things you can buy with a lot of money are not going to make life any more enjoyable.
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@faisai (1138)
• Hong Kong
15 Jun 09
Thanks for your reply. I also hope i can take money as light as you and therefore no need to work long hours during the week. I also sometimes can't understand the real purpose of working so hard which is resulted in only surviving rather than really enjoying lives.
@balasri (26545)
• India
18 Jun 09
That is a wonderful question Faisai. Many a times these kinds of questions do crop up in my mind too. It is not our request or fault to be born in this world and undergo all these unwanted miseries and joys. We are forced to feel at times that the life we are leading has not got any meaning at all. We feel that we eat, mate and die like animals. But at certain stages of our life we all find out that there is a meaning to our lives. When you meet a partner who proves to give his or her life for you feel how special you are .When your first child is born you feel like the God the creator himself. When the child becomes world famous like another Einstein or Mahatma Gandhi you fulfill the purpose of your being born in this world. And when you push a person out of the way of a speeding car you understand your meaning of your life. The life is beautiful my friend. All you have to do is to feel it. And thanks a lot for your excellent discussion and the opportunity you have given to pour out my heart.
@faisai (1138)
• Hong Kong
19 Jun 09
Thanks for your reply. I do agree that there are many things that the world or life has to offer other than just eating, mating and dying. The problem is that most people nowadays forget that altogether and just busy with their work and don't really know what makes life enjoyable. We are here may not be for some reasons but than we are not just animals, we do have more to do.
@balasri (26545)
• India
19 Jun 09
Absolutely my friend.
@elghrasya (501)
• Philippines
15 Jun 09
I guess its surviving. Life is so tough so in order to live our lives we need to strive and work hard to survive here in this world.
@faisai (1138)
• Hong Kong
15 Jun 09
Thanks for your reply. So, you are saying that to survive in this world is already very hard? Or do you think that we have worked so hard but still far from living?
@cher913 (25844)
• Canada
15 Jun 09
we sure dont have a lot of extra money to do things but we still have fun with life. we go to the park with the kids or the beach and take a picnic. there are lots of things you can do that dont cost money but are still fun!
@faisai (1138)
• Hong Kong
15 Jun 09
Thanks for your reply. I also figure that there are so many things that can be done which only need small money or even free of charge. Yet, people these days are getting so busy that they simply don't have time to even do those things. I can't help but think whether these people really are sure what they are doing.
@avidwhit (1492)
• Mexico
30 Sep 09
Surviving like animals at least most, not sure where your from but herre in mexico most all just survive, im sick of it and ready to head to the hills.
@EliteUser (3966)
• Australia
29 Sep 09
Hey, Well I actually think that surviving is more like begging or hunting for food, living outside with no shelter or anything like that. I think that we are really living, but I don't think we are actually living our life that well. Make sure you have a good day, God bless and Happy Lotting!!
• Philippines
15 Jun 09
I prefer living, from my point of you living is a state that you are still enjoying your life.