Meaning of Life

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Sep 10, 2006 8:15 pm

I think that all of us would benefit from reading the info from the above link and taking some time to think about it. After reading posts since last spring and especially here recently, I would say many of us place too much emphasis on making money, possessions, exotic vacations, etc. Would anyone agree? Disagree



http://www.gotquestions.org/meaning-of-life.html



Sep 10, 2006 8:41 pm

"It's all about the bucks kid.  The rest is just conversation." Gordon Gekko


I have not even looked at the link you provided.  That said, $$$ is vital.  The key is not to lose yourself in the process.  Most things valuable take money: health, education, experiences, etc.  It's not about driving the best car, living in the largest house, taking the best vacations, etc.  It's all about having choices and providing for those you care about.  Money provides that and more. 


One of the last things that anyone wants to look back on is to feel that they were not willing to make the sacrifice when they had the oppportunity; and now they're suffering because of it. Now they lack the ability/means to do what they want to do.  That will never happen to me; one reason why I work so hard every day.


Just my opinion- Judge


Sep 10, 2006 9:17 pm

/nod



Well said.

Sep 11, 2006 12:06 am

I disagree.  I love making money, I really do.  Especially the money I make for my clients and myself by picking good investments.  For me it's almost like a game and the money I make is merely a scorecard that shows how I'm doing.

The material things that accrue from that are nice, but hardly essential.

My family and my health and my quality of life come first.  Money ain't worth a damn thing if you're not healthy enough to enjoy it and have your family to spoil.

Sep 12, 2006 7:06 pm
joedabrkr:

I disagree.  I love making money, I really do.  Especially the money I make for my clients and myself by picking good investments.  For me it's almost like a game and the money I make is merely a scorecard that shows how I'm doing.

The material things that accrue from that are nice, but hardly essential.

My family and my health and my quality of life come first.  Money ain't worth a damn thing if you're not healthy enough to enjoy it and have your family to spoil.


Yes sir.  And thanking the Lord above, because that is where all good things come from.

Sep 16, 2006 8:31 am

I agree, to much emphasis is placed on the temporary stuff in this life. Life is about so much more than stuff and money. It's about preparing for eternity and eternal values, such as lasting healthy, helping relationships.

Sep 16, 2006 9:07 am

Great- add another troll to the list (gracechap 1956).


Money makes you more of who you are.  If your a "good person", money will allow you to do more good (contributions, gifting, helping others, etc). If your a self-centered, egotistical, materialistic, pretentious a$$- money will make you more of that as well.

Sep 16, 2006 1:16 pm

"Money makes you more of who you are.  If your a "good person", money will allow you to do more good (contributions, gifting, helping others, etc). If your a self-centered, egotistical, materialistic, pretentious a$$- money will make you more of that as well."


Well said, Judge.  The only thing I would add is that I do know some great people that don't have a lot of money.  They probably give a considerably higher percentage of their money, and more importantly, they give generously of their time.