What is a full life? For me, a full life is experiencing and understanding the knowledge of life. Not just making the most of it but wanting to invest the time in it to learn about the past, present, and future. A good life isn’t about money or material things. They can make you happy but there is more to it. I am in college for Anthropology and I can’t wait to take these classes next semester because it is something I really love to talk about. Life itself is complicated so why wouldn’t you want to know what this is. Why wouldn’t you want to know why you are here? If you have never had that thought, you are not a deep thinker. You need to want to know this so that you get curious. Curiosity is the best feeling. The feeling of not knowing is a mystery that will never be solved alone which is why you need to be curious. Life itself is the most interesting unknown phenomenon.
These days, I feel that we as human beings are moving far away from humanity. Do you know the saying “your life flashes before your eyes before you die”? Do you believe that? It happens when someone has had a near-death experience and also when you are on your death bed. When I was younger, I was very sad and scared of that because it’s weird when you are young but as I am getting older, I am more understanding. When someone is on their death bed, they will have a quick flash and they will remember everything before they leave earth. Even though you are about to pass, I think it’s a beautiful thing because it’s your brain wanting you to remember everything before you leave. I can only think of my great grandmother because when she passed, that is when I truly understood that feeling. My grandmother was in her late 80’s when she went to the good side and she lived a good life. She was born during racism and segregation but everyone loved her cooking. The white people loved her. She traveled, cooked, raised a lot of grandchildren, was very holy, and was a beautiful person inside and out. She lived a good life but would you call it a full life. The reason I wouldn’t call it a full life is because many people back in the day didn’t think of life like that. They lived in the moment, which is good but you have to be more curious.
I haven’t lived yet and I won’t until I am happy with what I am doing. I need to understand these curious feelings even though I know there aren’t any right answers. I just wanna know what life was like far back in the day and what those people believed in. I need to see it and not just on google. Life makes me think this way and I am happy because I can’t wait for this journey. I don’t think my life will ever be complete until I know something about something. I find people who travel across the country to find answers so cool. That is why I changed my major. I wanted to know about humans and life itself. I wanted to understand where we evolved from. I find careers like this nonboring and something that can make me enjoy life. Who doesn’t love life’s biggest mystery which is itself?
When someone asks you this question, you now have to evaluate your life. Are you living life? If you are young, are you working toward a full life? I am not talking about you with a nice boyfriend, great money, no more debt, etc. That is a good life. There is a difference between good and full. I am not shaming anyone because life is short and many people like to do certain things. What you don’t want is people complaining about how life is so bad even though you are making it worse. You are in charge and it’s your life. That is why I keep reminding myself that I can make my life better and complaining gets me nothing. You don’t wanna stay in the past because you won’t look forward to anything. You go back to the past when you are searching and looking up information. If you can’t get away from your past, I would personally say write down your feeling so that you can move on. Life is gonna keep moving and you will be missing out on everything. You will be missing out on life’s greatest mysteries that you are looking past because you are too focused on the wrong thing.
To live a full life can mean different things to others. This is just my personal opinion because I have an interesting thought process. I want my family to live a full life but it won’t happen. They don’t think as deeply as I do. Well most of them don’t. Just like other human beings, there isn’t anything interesting here. I love my family, I love them with all my heart. I just wish they thought more logically rather than focusing on themselves. Life isn’t about material things which are why many of us humans aren’t happy. Happiness isn’t physical, it’s a mental thing. There are many good lives but are there many full lives.