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What is Important in Life.

By: R.Hundoo.

A long time ago, there was an Emperor who told his horseman that if he could ride on his horse and cover as much land area as he likes, then 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 land area 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. Came to a point when he had covered a substantial area and he was exhausted and was 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, time with our family and to appreciate the surrounding beauty and the hobbies we love. One day when we look back, we will realize that we don’t really need that much, but then we cannot turn back the time for what we have missed. Life is not about making money, acquiring power or recognition. Life is definitely not about work! Work is only necessary to keep us 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. Define your priorities, realize what you are able to compromise but always let some of your decisions be based on your instincts. Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of Life, the whole aim of human existence.

So, take it easy, do what you want to do and appreciate nature. Life is fragile, Life is short. Do not take Life for granted. Live a balanced lifestyle and enjoy Life!

Categories: Motivate Yourself
  1. Shammi
    January 23, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    We must balance our priorities in life and make the best of it. Too much of anything is not good. We can’t carry any of the worldly possessions with us

  2. Amisha
    January 24, 2011 at 1:22 am

    Very good enjoy and appricate what we have.

  3. January 24, 2011 at 7:36 am

    This is what i have heard as a child from my Grandmother, so true & more true now days…..

  4. January 24, 2011 at 9:59 am

    @ Shammi – Very true, this is also a lesson i have taken from this story, very apt and good to learn 🙂

    @ Amisha – Appreciation is the key of happiness 🙂

    @ Silent Observer – Your Grandmother seems to be very wise person and she thought right 🙂

  5. rajeev
    January 28, 2011 at 7:07 am

    My father used to always say, saaman sau baras ka, pal ki khabar nahin….

  6. January 28, 2011 at 11:00 am

    @ Rajeev – Apke father saahi kahe rahe thay ees bare main 🙂

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