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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Life is not just making money

LIFE IS not just making money, acquiring power or recognition. Work is only necessary to earn money enough for living so as to enjoy the beauty and pleasures of life. Life is a balance of work and play, family and personal time. You have to decide how you want to balance your life. Long time ago, there was an emperor who told his horseman that he could ride on his horse and cover as much land area as he likes, and the emperor would give him the area of land he has covered. Sure enough, the horseman quickly jumped onto his horse and rode as fast as possible to cover as much area of land as he could. He kept on riding and riding, whipping the horse to go as fast as possible. When he was hungry or tired, he did not stop because he wanted to cover as much area as possible. He came to a point when he had covered a large area and was exhausted and dying. Then he asked himself, “ Why did I push myself so hard to cover so much land area? Now I am dying and I only need a very small area to bury myself.”The above story is similar with the journey of our life. We push very hard everyday to make more money, to gain power and recognition. We neglect our health, to spend time with our family, to appreciate the surrounding beauty and the hobbies we love.One day when we look back, we realise that we don’t really need that much, but then we can’t turn back time for what we have missed.Take it easy, do what you want to do and appreciate nature. Life is fragile and short. Do not take it for granted. Live a balanced lifestyle and enjoy every moment of life. Remember happiness is the real purpose of life.


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