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The Meaning of Life

I read a post online. A worried Chinese mom asked people how she can help her daughter answer a question: What is the meaning of life? Since her daughter can’t find the answer, she started to self-hurt herself.

So what is the meaning of life? Did you ever ask yourself? I did when I was 12 years old.

I never thought about this kind of question until one day I witnessed my grandma passed away in front of me.

I was 12. Before that day, I never realized that one day a person would die. So I was very scared, confused and shocked. In the following days, I can’t sleep. I didn’t want to eat.  I was depressed.

During many sleepless nights, I asked myself: What should I do? How can I prolong my life? Later, I seemed to find a solution: Work hard to be a famous person. After I die, people might still remember me, so I will still “live” in the world in another way.

Many years passed. I am still an unknown person. However, I have accepted the fact that I will die one day.  I realized death is a part of life, we can’t avoid it, and we have to learn how to face it.

In some sense, “death” is a great teacher to remind us how precious life is. Without death, we won’t realize how lucky it is to have a chance to live.

So what is the meaning of life if the life-ending is death?

Everyone has his own answer. My answer is: Cherish every moment I have. Create a meaningful life journey as I wish. Make the world a bit better because of my existence.

With years passing by, I accept the fact that I am just another ordinary Jane. However, I am happy with who I am. After all, in some sense, an ordinary Jane’s life is the typical real human being life.

I know many people are still seeking the meaning of life. I hope you will find your answer soon. Life is the best gift we received. Take this chance to create a meaningful life journey. Take advantage of this opportunity to create a better world for the people. Cherish life. Make it shine!