Joe Biden recently said in an interview that we all need three things in life...Something to do, someone to love, and Something to look forward to. Joe is a wise man.
Let’s start by tackling the first two of those. Finding for yourself the something to do and someone to love is key to finding contentment that will hopefully last throughout your life. Ideally, you’ll get these two right early in life. Find your soul mate and find a job that you enjoy and gives your life meaning. Unfortunately, for many the someone to love may change from time to time throughout their lifetime, and the same goes for the something to do. If you don’t find meaning in your job or are in an unhappy relationship you are not living the life that you are capable of. Life will be challenging at times and often hard choices are required. Remember life is long (hopefully) and you have decades left to live, so finding the right someone and something is essential to living that life you dream of. Paradoxically, life is short, so start living YOURS now.
As for the something to look forward to, that will and should change frequently throughout your life. That something may be the house for which you’ve been saving the down payment, it may be a month long trip to Europe, or the grandchild that is due in three months. However, if someone doesn’t have something to look forward to, life just doesn’t have that same verve. What are you looking forward to?
Thanks, Joe, for giving us something to chew on about what gives our life meaning!