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Old 08-15-2011, 10:25 AM
 
Location: delaware
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when i was a child i spent a lot of time in church and sunday school. the pastor of the church my family attended was a person i often disagreed with as i grew up;it has been many years since i've been a member of that church. however i have often remembered his formula as to what gives meaning to life. he stated that to find meaning in life one must have:

someone to love
someone who loves you
something to look forward to

i don't pretend, as an adult, that it's that simplistic or even in some instances, possible. also one size probably does not fit all, especially as we age and life is changed for us. but i still view it as a meaningful place from which to begin.

catsy girl

 
Old 08-15-2011, 12:51 PM
 
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catsy, I've read that too -- but it was styled a bit differently.

For Happiness, we need:
Someone to love
Something to do
Something to look forward to
 
Old 08-15-2011, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Originally Posted by LookinForMayberry View Post
I've never believed life had any actual meaning, except to those we touch in our interactions. We can help or destroy with a casual comment dropped without thought. As I've matured, I've lost my need to be right, and found a need to be the one that gives others space to grow in and feel safe.
Great comment!
 
Old 08-16-2011, 11:52 AM
 
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This topic of this thread is not at all unique to retirement, and would be more appropriate for the Great Debates forum. Thread closed.
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