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See Important Questions That Spotlight the Price Is Right

There’s an old cliché that states, “Life is cheap.” Well, really!

Let’s think about that because I contend the cliché has it all wrong. I believe the price paid for a well lived life is exactly right.

Think about this…Scientists have estimated the odds of anyone of us being born is 2,240 trillion to 1. That’s 12 zeros after the 2,240! That’s the equivalent of over 12 million round trips to the sun. We’ve only been able to make a few round trips to the moon. Making over 12 million trips to the sun would be an amazing miracle.

Each human life is an amazing miracle! For that reason alone your life is not cheap it’s priceless!

But, let’s examine the question further through a series of questions.

  • If life were so cheap, why do people fight so desperately for it when it is threatened in one way or another?
  • If life were so cheap, why is there an entire science devoted to determining and constantly reevaluating the economic value of a human life?
  • If life were so cheap, why are very expensive shrines and monuments erected in honor of it?
  • If life were so cheap, why is there so much grief when that of a loved one is lost?
  • Last question…Who thinks life is cheap?

I would venture to say the answer is only those who choose not to pay the price to live their life to the fullest. They have an attitude that drives them to pay as little a price as possible to just get through their daily lives.

Now, that’s not cheap…that’s downright wasteful of a high value miracle! It’s an example where the price being paid is not right.

As I pondered some ways to help you consider the price you need to pay for a fulfilling life, I was reminded of a favorite resource of mine.

What follows are some helpful thoughts for you I extracted from that resource.  The resource refers to these thoughts as Life Lessons.

As we grow older, and hence wiser, we slowly realize that wearing a $300 or a $30.00 watch – – they both tell the same time. Whether we carry a $300 or a $30.00 wallet/handbag – – the amount of money inside is the same. Whether we drink a bottle of $300 or $15 wine – – the hangover is the same. Whether the house we live in is 300 or 3000 sq. ft. – – loneliness is the same. Whether you drive a $8,000 Honda or a $80,000 Benz –they both serve the same purpose. You will realize, your true inner happiness does not come from the MATERIAL things of this world. Therefore, I hope you realize, when you have mates, buddies and old friends, brothers and sisters, who you chat with, laugh with, talk with, have sung songs with, talk about north-south-east-west or heaven and earth with – – That is true happiness!!

SIX UNDENIABLE FACTS OF LIFE: Don’t educate your children to be rich. Educate them to be happy. So when they grow up they will know the value of things not the price. Best awarded words: “Eat your food as your medicines. Otherwise you have to eat medicines as your food.” The One who loves you will never leave you because even if there are 100 reasons to give up he or she will find one reason to hold on. There is a big difference between a human being and being human. Only a few really understand it. You are loved when you are born. You will be loved when you die. In between, You have to manage! If you just want to Walk Fast, Walk Alone! But if you want to Walk Far, Walk Together!

SIX BEST DOCTORS IN THE WORLD: Sunlight; Rest; Exercise; Diet; Self Confidence; and Friends. Maintain them in all stages of life and enjoy a healthy life.

The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.

The above excerpts from Life Answers Back.com give you all you really need know to pay the right price for a life well-lived.

Which idea did you like best?  Why and what are you going to do to use it in your life?

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Mindstate mentor, author, trainer and speaker, Gary Greenfield (@LifeRider) helps organizations with inspirational insight and concise business ideas to help improve mindstate and minimize stress. He believes a mindstate that is positive and stress that is minimized helps people better profit through performance.

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