7 Lines to Remember to Live a Good Life ...


Everyone wants to live a good life.

But what exactly is a good life?

Well, a good life for me is when you don't have to worry about money because you have enough, you have challenges but not problems, and you're in a good mental, emotional and social state such that you don't find bitterness in your heart and look for faults in other people.

Easier said than done, you may say, but it can be done.

Here are seven lines I compiled to live a good life.

1. "This Too Shall Pass."

"This Too Shall Pass."

Google this and your search will tell you that this line came from Persian Sufi poets and Jewish folklore, and used by English poet Edward Fitzgerald and American president Abraham Lincoln.

I am not in any way concerned of the origin of this line but I do love the value of humility that it teaches.

"This too shall pass" tells us that to live a good life, we make it a mindset that whatever happens - positive or negative - it will soon pass and go.

This line taught me to be patient and humble.2

2. "I Will Survive."

"I Will Survive."

On October 1978, Gloria Gaynor popularized this song.

My Mom, who was born in 1967, has been singing this song to me since I was born in 1986.

She was a young mother at 19.

I love how this song screams empowerment for all genders and races, and invites people to stand up for their choices and opinions.

3. "from Life's School of War: What Does Not Kill Me Makes Me Stronger."

"from Life's School of War: What Does Not Kill Me Makes Me Stronger."

That's a line from German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche in his book "Twilight of the Idols or How to Philosophize with a Hammer." No matter how hard we try, unfortunate events will happen, and a lot of these are not under our control.

Nietzsche's line tells us not to beat ourselves up.

Learn from your mistakes and they will make you a better, stronger person.

"No Man is an Island."
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