Substance In Who Are Me

Substance When I refer to substance, also mean content; not just of our actions, but of ourselves. Intend for it to come from within. As in“who are you;” “to know thyself;” to know why you act as you do. Both Socrates and Epicurus believed; “the unexamined life is not worth living” (de Botton, A., 2001, p. 4). Substance might even bear with it a little pain, that the positives in our lives may be the results of a little discomfort; “not everything which makes us feel better is good for us. Not everything which hurts may be bad” (de Botton, A., 2001, p. 244). “We should not feel embarrassed by our difficulties, only by our failure to grow anything beautiful from them,” after all life is not about what happens to us, but how we handle it (de …show more content…
Mother Teresa once said America was the poorest place she had ever been, referencing not our finial possessions, but “about poverty of the soul” (De, Wann, Naylor, & Redefining Progress (Organization), 2005, p. 74). To amass a great abundance of wealth and friends with no purpose or meaning is to really have it with no soul. It will give you an empty existence. Tolstoy never “really had a serious believe” and with that examined the purpose of his existence, he simply “trusted what he was being taught,” not questioning, learning the purpose, or knowing the meaning, lead him down a dark journey of uncertainty (Tolstoy & Patterson, 1983, p. 13). If you have belief in yourself, and understand why you do things, they and you create a strong foundation. Tolstoy has a fearful and narrow point of view. He offers you a photo of life where your only options is in believing or dying. Your potential father was accepted into an art school, there was only one exam for acceptance. The test proctor would hold up a pen in from of you and ask you what you saw? Those who said; “a pen,” were rejected, those who saw the man, and the room around him were accepted. Unlike a parent you might choose who has the same fears as Tolstoy, we would teach you to believe in your self, to have purpose in all you do, to have soul, and to see beyond the …show more content…
Our lives, mediocre are perfect and filled with luck. What reminds us of how to apply and keep all of these words and ideas in to perspective, more so happiness, is that it is a verb. It is something, like love that we are always actively working on. We will always be successful as long as there are drawings on our walls inspiring and guiding us with goals. We live in abundance, an overflowing cup of water that gives us time, patience, ideas and gratitude, ground in the real meaning and value of life. We have substance in our lives and in our actions, and sometimes it hurts, but we learn. We also have, attribute and find purpose in all that we do, making it a sussed for us, and a positive contribution to the whole. I hope you have seen that maybe compared to those that have great wealth or spiritual offerings, we will give you an foundation of perception that will help you lead a happy life filled on abundance, substance and purpose. And with those three things, you can amass your own spiral and financial greatnesses. If I have successfully explained my self to you, then you can see that life with the right prospective and intentions could be a rich and full life and this time you will chose to stick around.

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