What is your philosophy to life?Reveal your philosophy

December 4, 2017 Philosophy

What is your philosophy to life? Reveal your life philosophy It is really hard for me to pick on one thing as my life philosophy, but I believe being content is my biggest life philosophy. According to my understanding, being content is being aware of what you have and appreciating it and you don’t new what other people have. It is my life philosophy because it keeps me happy and I avoid many problems being not content may bring. First of all, I would like to talk about content.

I think as humans we are mound to compare ourselves to our fellow humans. The moment you start comparing and looking at what someone has that you don’t; worry, Jealous, envy, and anger arise. I am not saying comparison is bad. Comparison is great in other aspects of life as long as it does not lead one astray. I can compare my academic grades to a friend’s and strive to be better. I can compare my childhood and strive to make a better life for my own children. Being content with what you have means that you accept and appreciate what God gave you.

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And to non-Christians, it is accepting what the higher being gave you. We are so blinded by what I can’t even point out that we forget to appreciate what we have. There’s someone out there without a single pair of shoes. There’s someone out there who doesn’t even know where the next meal is coming from. And we whine about not having the latest fashion, phone, laptop, or a car. Hence being content is an important virtue. When you are not content, what follows? New, Jealous, and worry.

I can’t even think of where to describe where jealous can take a person. I may say it is a root of many evils. Worry-it brings many troubles too. When you worry, you deprive yourself of sleep, and the happiness you deserve. Remember, we only live once. The funny thing is we usually worry ourselves to death over things we can’t control. If you have no control over something or a situation, ten why waste time worrying over it? I used to be so unhappy about not having a father. I would cry myself to sleep.

I would ask God, why me? Why do I have to have only imagination of what my life would be with a father around? I do not remember where exactly I heard that we should stop asking why me, because if it’s not you, then who? From that point, I appreciated the fact that my mother went ahead to give birth to me without a man around. I became content with my background. Now, I don’t even think about it. In summary being content makes me love life more, makes me grateful. That is why I regard it as my life philosophy.


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