I have just been thinking on the way to live our lives.
Most of us tell us that the best and the ideal way to live a life is to start a Family – Meaning Marry, have Kids and work for that - a Job, a Car and a House.
And then grow old in the family and pass away.
Just wanted to understand if this way of life would give happiness to anyone. Or rather the question to be asked is that whether this type of life is bound to succeed in giving happiness in the first place?.
More importantly the question to be asked is if whether having this life helps the entire humanity as a whole?.
Lets say everyone decides to do the same - All start a family and then be within themselves. Sure you could have a few friends while being in the family but what is the overall benefit to others you are pursuing?.
For me I would say that this type of life would not lead to happiness , definitely not happiness in the long run. As I suspect, many old men or women eventually discover at the ■■■ end of their lives.
For me happiness is more about living a life making a difference to others. Now this difference could in diferent things - you could fight a war in the jungles and help bring about a revolution to change the entire society for a long time to come - this could give you satisfaction.
Or you could start a charity or join a charity and work full-time feeding children, teaching them, helping the unfortunate folks and bring a difference with full energy and with a lot of passion involved in it.
Or you could actually innovate and start a new technology or a organization with an intention to make money inorder to donate that money for the betterment of humanity.
Wouldn’t humanity benefit a lot if people could start implementing their lives and their philosophical outlook of lives in this particular way?.
And in terms of relationships, it is an accepted fact that noone can ever live alone. We all need that SOMEONE to always be with us - if nothing else then just for that joy of sharing and giving.
So an acceptable relationship pattern could be Friendships and being with a lot of intimate and romantic friendships than getting into a marriage and being with that individual for your entire lives?.