I have been sharing a lot of business and finance related articles on this blog, but that is just a small part of who I am. Outside of work, I can be sentimental at times, and I do appreciate reading things that help me stay in touch with my emotions.
So let’s not talk about business today. Let’s talk about life.
I love the quote from Socrates: the unexamined life is not worth living. When I first came across this quote, it felt like a great awakening.
There might be no right answer to how we live life, but that does not mean we should avoid the question altogether.
Unless you life has absolutely no problem at all, most of us would have wondered at one point or another. What am I doing with my life? What is the value in what I am working for right now? If you have never considered or reflected upon these issues, then how would you know if you have done life right?
What is the value of life to you?
Is it a happy family, or a successful career?
Or do you seek to be contented with just yourself, and live a carefree life?
Or are you still lost?
I want to take this opportunity to share with you a great story that inspired me. Hopefully it inspires you too!
A young monk is looking for the meaning of life, so he asked an older monk. The older monk did not answer the question, but he asked the little monk to bring a stone to the market, the museum and an antique shop, to see how much the stone is worth at each place.
At the market, people offered 100 dollars to use the stone as weight for fermenting vegetables. At the museum, they offered 1000 dollars for the stone, because they want to carve a statue out of it. At the antique shop, the owner offered 10,000 dollars for the stone, because the shop owner knows that this is a stone worth keeping.
The little monk then understood what the old monk was trying to say. It was a lesson about self-value, and the ability to understand the world.
If you are the little monk, and you live in the market, then all that you will ever know are things about the market. You would not know about higher-valued things.
Friends, no matter where you are or what you do, there will be people who adore your work, and people to despise it.
Truly valuable things are often only appreciated by people who understands value, and there are not many such people around. All that we can be sure of, is that we should view ourselves in the best way possible.
I have always believed that most of us have control over the kind of life that we want. If you are a wealthy person, and you determine your value solely by the content of your bank account, then you would surely miss out many great things in life.
If you are still unsure about your future, or feel lost in life, I sincerely hope you would be able to find your calling and direction in life.
Remember, you are in control of your life and the meaning of your life![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]生命的意义与价值在于什么？
我本身很喜欢古希腊思想家苏格拉底（Socrates）的一句名言：“一个没有经过反省的生命是不值得活的(Have life not introspecting, worthy to be alive life)”，还记得第一次读到这句话时，宛如棒头将我给喝醒。