A Long time ago, there was an Emperor who told his horseman that if he
could ride on his horse and cover as much land area as he likes, then
the Emperor would give him the area of land he has covered.
Sure enough, the horseman quickly jumped onto his horse and rode as
fast as possible to cover as much land area as he could. He kept on
and riding, whipping the horse to go as fast as possible.
When he was hungry,thirsty or tired, he did not stop because he wanted
to cover as much area as possible. Came to a point when he had covered
a substantial area and he was exhausted and was dying. Then he asked
himself, "Why did I pushed myself so hard to cover so much land area?
I am dying and I only need a very small area to bury myself."
The above story is similar with the journey of our Life. We push very
hard everyday to make more money, to gain power and recognition. We
neglect our health, time with our family and to appreciate the
beauty and the hobbies we love to do.
One day when we look back, we will realize that we don't really need
that much, but then we cannot turn back time for what we have missed.
Life is not about making money, acquiring power or recognition. Life is
definitely not about work! Work is only necessary to keep us living so
as to enjoy the beauty and pleasures of life.
Lessons to Learn from The Story:
Life is a balance of Work and Play, Family and Personal time. You have
to decide how you want to balance your Life. Define your priorities,
realize what you are able to compromise but always let some of your
decisions be based on your instincts.
Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of Life, the whole aim of
human existence. So, take it easy, do what you want to do and
nature. Life is fragile, Life is short. Do not take Life for granted.
Live a balance lifestyle and enjoy Life!