What Makes A Good Life?

What makes a good chef is the willingness to savor all types of taste, without being judgmental. Only then can the chef conjure the finest cuisine, by his mastery in tastes.

In the same manner, what makes a good life, is the variety of flavors that underpin the experiences.

Sweet moments create fond memories,
Bitter experiences test resilience,
Sour relationship teaches tolerance, and
Spicy times excite life.

When such wisdom colors my understanding,
Who am I to belittle our existence in this unique world,
That provides all the diverse ingredients?

And so… with clarity I ask a rhetoric question-
“What’s there to complain about?”
For this could really be a good life,
A good … Good Life!

(Writing inspired by One Republic’s song called ‘A Good Life’.)

7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lillian
    Apr 03, 2013 @ 08:22:58

    Love this one…..thanks for a great write up.


  2. therooflesschurch
    Apr 03, 2013 @ 10:48:47

    Thanks. This is right on time. I was thinking about this very idea yesterday. I sometimes struggle when trying to explain to people that life on earth cannot simply consist of ups with no downs. However, this idea is not popular. Our society is fueled by the promise that somehow we can find a “sweet spot” here where everything goes our way all the time and everybody’s always smiling. Perhaps in the non-judgmental spiritual realm, but on earth…?


    • passionfortruths
      Apr 03, 2013 @ 13:39:42

      Thank you for visiting and commenting again ! 🙂

      I understand what you mean. I suppose everyone has his own philosophy/view in life. Ha..ha.. I know that in the end, I can only change one person in this world – myself!

      Have a great week!


  3. SoundEagle
    Apr 03, 2013 @ 15:49:24

    Thank you for your reflective post.

    A good life is also one that is reflexice and well examined.


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