The good life!

written in response to #FPQ. 15/12/19.

Over on #FPQ, today’s thought provoking question is:

What does living “the good life” mean to you? Do you think that you’re living “the good life”?

Fandango 15/12/19

Fandango poses a great question today and it has me thinking about my life and how I really feel about it.
Am I living ‘the good life’? What does that even mean to me?

When I think about ‘the good life’ my first thoughts are of the TV show by the same name, about a couple who had a micro farm in their back yard and were attempting to live a self sustaining lifestyle, living off what they could produce. They were forever bumbling along under the ever watchful eye of their more well to do and materialistic neighbours.

It was a funny show to watch and isn’t that far away from what I would actually call ‘living the good life’!

In my ideal world, I would live completely off the grid and self sustaining, thats the dream anyways but does that mean I am not living a good life right now? Is a good life and ‘living the good life’ the same thing?

I see ‘living the good life’ as a dream for the future; the ultimate aim if I could have anything I wanted and money wasn’t an issue. Whereas living a good life can be achieved at anytime, its all a matter of perspective, I guess.

I moan and whine on about all my problems and ails, and you would think that I hate my life by the things I write but when I really look hard and take the time to appreciate what I have, whats right in front of me all the time, then I can really and honestly say im ‘living the good life’ and so can most of us, I think.

When we really look hard and evaluate what we have compared to what we don’t, I think every one of us can say that we are doing OK, things could be a whole lot worse. Life might not be perfect but I have a roof over my head and food to eat, clothes to put on my back and power for my electronics so I can keep in touch with the outside world. I believe that most of the people who are reading this are ‘living the good life’, they maybe just cant see it until their perspective changes.

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