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The Art of Living Well

The art of living well is to focus on the journey rather than the destination. The destination is either unreachable, or comes to a dead-end — in either case, life would become meaningless and unfulfilled. The art of living well is to focus on others rather than on self. Focusing on others cherishes and nourishes mindfulness and loving kindness towards others, which make life meaningful and worth living.

Self-concept does not come from what others think of you, but rather what you think of yourself, or how you have made your life meaningful for yourself. Yes, it is all about you, too — but with a little twist. The art of living well is all about the process, rather than the outcome — this is the antidote against all obstacles in life. No matter what happens to you, no matter what problems you face in life, you have made a difference in your life as well as in that of others — that is the art of living well.

Living well is experiencing a sense of satisfaction, and embracing a feeling of appreciation and thankfulness for that innate satisfaction.

This appreciative mindset is akin to what is being felt by an artist who has just completed his masterpiece, and who is now looking at it with self-elation, and liking what he sees.

In real living, where does that satisfaction come from?

The satisfaction comes from self-attitude. If you think about it, life is all about you — what happens to you, and what you “think” what other people think about what happens to you. It is all about YOU! Accordingly, to live well, you must have positive self-attitude or self-concept.


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