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I read an article a while back about what makes a good life. It says that an important element of a good life is something called “psychological richness.” Here is an excerpt: “According to this view, a good life is one that is interesting, varied and surprising—even if some of those surprises aren’t necessarily pleasant ones. In fact, the things that make a life psychologically rich may actually make it less happy in the ____ (two words missing). After all, to put it bluntly, a happy life can also be boring. Adventures, explorations and crises may be painful, but at least they’re interesting.”
I agree with this view. In Tim Ferriss’ words, “The opposite of happiness is boredom.” The opposite of happiness is not a bad event; it’s boredom. Even if everything seems to go well, without some “richness” it’s not exactly the kind of life that I want to live.
So what would define a good life? In my opinion, a good life is a life of adventure. The word “adventure” implies doing something new. It implies the possibility of surprise. It implies excitement.
How can you live a life of adventure? In a ____ (one word missing), you must be willing to take risks. You must embrace the unknown. You must view the unknown as exciting rather than scary. It also means that you must be willing to leave your comfort zone. When something has become predictable, maybe it’s time for you to move to something new. Maybe it’s time for you to enter a new season in life.
Living an adventurous life may not be easy, but it’s definitely worth the effort. You will get a life of ____ (one word missing) and fulfillment as your reward. You will get a life worth living.
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