Living a Good Life
June 11, 2018
Author: Bianca Yang
The fundamental criterion for having a good life is to want to be alive.
Thus, if you want to live a good life, you must find those things which make you want to be alive.
Every action is accompanied by a motivation. Your life also needs a motivation. The journey to find that motivation will likely be miserable, but a life without that motivation will be even more unfortunate. It is better to earnestly try and never succeed than to declare defeat before trying.
The human mind thrives when it is being challenged. Try to find something which you can dedicate yourself to. You need to find a whetstone against which you can slowly but surely train yourself (磨練）. Don’t worry about feeling like a failure or actually failing. These obstacles are necessary teachers in your journey to awakening and a purposeful life.
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