|Happiness Photo by Bogdan Fiedur|
I just have read those five reasons and realized that these are some of the things which parents don't want their children to do. Usually parents want their children to have education which gives them plenty of opportunities to find good and well paid job, good position in the society, good looking and rich spouses and to be successful where quite often success means high positions and good pay.
As parents we frequently forget that what we should give our children in first place is our support for their search to find their true calling, to support them when they are trying things which seem to be impossible to accomplish and when they want to do their own mistakes.
It is very likely that those regrets could have been avoided if these dying individuals were taught from the young age that life is more like a school where our main objective is to attain happiness. No amount of money or position will ever give one permanent happiness, as after one level, there is another one which needs to be conquered again and again. Hopefully one day, humanity reaches the point of understanding that living in cooperation is much more rewarding than living in competition.
Through cooperation we can understand that only what is being shared can be enjoyed and fully appreciated.
Here are the top 5 reasons from the book above.