Saturday, November 12, 2011

"The unexamined life is not worth living."- Life Enrichment Education thoughts

"The unexamined life is not worth living."--an image

Life Enrichment Education is to enrich our life better in meaningful, tangible ways. It gives us a platform to make positive changes in our life, our community, our nation and our world as a whole. The ultimate goal is to be a force for goodness and togetherness in our world. One of Socrates' most famous quotes is, "The unexamined life is not worth living." So imagine that we sit down one day and really examine our life. We  take the time to look at every aspect of it... our relationships with our family and friends, our career, our finances, our education, our personality, our character, our health, our fitness, our charity, our politics, our causes, our hobbies, our sexuality, our virtues, our vices... We try to understand the things that make us happy and the things that displease us; the things that cause us to smile and the things that just aren't working; the things that bring joy and the things that bring terror in our life... everything. Having done that, we might ask ourselves: How can we make our life better? How can we improve? There are three aspects to consider: How can we be a better person, as in fixing problems in life that are holding us back or that don't fit with our mental image? For example, we might want to lose weight, get in shape, improve your finances, stop smoking, eliminate a bad habit, etc. How can we be better persons, as in adding new areas or new abilities to our life? It could be something big like changing our career, advancing in our current career or getting a college degree. Or it could be something simpler, like starting a new hobby or learning a new skill. How can we be a better person, as in being a good person? A good person is someone who is living the idea of helping others. As part of our self-examination process, we might find ourselves asking questions like these: How can our life be more fulfilling? What would give our life more meaning? What would make us happy, and how can we be happier? Chances are that we would find we are doing great in some areas, not so great in some others. That's true of all of us. What if we want to bring real improvement into our life and become the best human being we are capable of becoming? What if there was a community of people who get together on a regular basis to make their lives better - to become better human beings? Their goal is to be better in their own lives, and also to improve things for others as well. We need to go to one of their gathering places, either online or in your local area, and you are amazed at how happy these people are. Some of them have decided that they are tired of being fat, and they are working as a group to fix the problem. Some of them are tired of always being in debt, and they are taking a class in how to get their finances under control. Some of them are working on becoming better human beings by becoming better spouses, or better parents. Many talk openly about their values and their personal efforts to become more honest, more generous and so on. They all seem to have a well-defined purpose and understand the meaningful life.-Govin

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