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Life Is an Experience

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发表于 2017-8-24 18:55:58 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式
    I once heard one of my acquaintances say of his life:"I need to achieve something in my life after all!" Whenever I hear someone say something like that, I can't help feeling a pity for that person. I keep asking those want-to-achieve-something people the same question: "Why should we achieve anything in our life at all?" Do we need to have any attainment to please ourselves or impress others? Whatever answer, if any, they give me, my answer is and will always be: "There is no such need at all. Life is not for achievements but for experience.
    At the beginning of our life, we are not born with any task or mission. If anyone puts any wish of his or her own on a baby who has barely opened its little eyes yet, that person is not being fair to a newly created life. The newborn knows nothing about the task or mission that is placed upon it. In fact, it knows nothing at all. So, life begins without any will to achieve anything. However, the moment one is born, he or she starts to experience the new world. His or her senses start to bring in all kinds of information from the world he or she is born into. From the beginning, life is an experience.
    In the process when we grow up into adulthood, our life is full of experience that shapes our outlook on the world, our life and the people around us. At this stage of our life, we are again experiencing everything that is within our reach. Most of us do not particularly set any goals for our life because we do not yet have such need or desire. If we have any task at all, it will still be to gain as much knowledge and experience of the world as possible to make our life rich. In that sense, for children and adolescents, life is still an experience.
    So, how about when we become grownups? Is life is an experience as always? Yes, you're right, it is! In adulthood, people are divided, although not evenly, into two groups. One group consists of people, like my acquaintance at the beginning of this article, who have a desire for an achievement, a successes or a victory of some sort. The other group, which is the majority of any given population, comprises those who have no explicit goals for their life. Nevertheless, whichever group you put yourself into, your life is by all means an experience as well. For those who have goals and make efforts to attain their goals, they are experiencing whatever happens to them all through the process of pursuing their goals including the eventual success or failure. Of course, such experience is thought to be far more exciting and meaningful than ordinary life experience. That may be the charm of running after goals. On the other hand, for those who do not have any particular intention for any achievement whatsoever, life surely is experience. What happens in the life of these people brings about experience of all kinds and provides chances for gaining the knowledge and wisdom of living. Therefore, very great difference may there be between the life of goal-pursuing people and that of the other group, life is essentially an experience.
     All in all, it is not at all wrong for anyone to have a desire for achieving anything in his or her life but it will be pitiful if that person lives his or her life only for reaching their goals. For anyone, whether you have a bigger fish to catch or not, life is nothing but an experience. That's perhaps why it is said that we work to live but not live to work.
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发表于 2017-12-28 11:27:16 | 显示全部楼层
i finally find the answer of the question--what is  the  life for? Nothing ,just for expeirience!:L
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