Don's Home Social Meaningful Life
I was blessed with my first Grandchild and was composing a prayer for his future.
The first thing that poped into my head was a meaningful, fruitful life. I don't know where that came from. It may have been a description of a person who I had admired.
I was looking for a good description of meaningful and fruitful life and I found an article "A Fruitful Life Versus A Successful Life"
I has assumed happy & healthy, but got to thinking I should include that.
My list keeps growing and I need to shorten it by finding terms that embrace several on my list.
long, happy, healthy, full, meaningful, fruitful life, successful, respected, good character, morals, and values; ...
Most people would say that Joe Biden had a meaningful life just by driving Trump out of office, but he failed in 2 presidential runa and had a lot of personal tragedies.
And of course Abraham Lincoln had a series of failures before becoming one of the most respected and honored figures in American life.
Thomas Edison had a long string of failures in trying to create the light bulb.
There are many articles and probably books on failure and respect.
Dwight Eisenhower received a lot of credit for winning WWII, but I recall that he was tormented with the loss of life on D-day.
No pain No gain.
grit and perseverance
At A Fruitful Life Versus A Successful Life Nicole Zasowski says
"What does it mean to have a fruitful life verses a successful life. What does it mean to have a life that is meaningful and not just impressive?"
"Success is insatiable. A drive for success leads to a life that always demands more of us. It makes us feel as though we are never enough, and peace never comes. Whereas a fruitful life begins with contentment—contentment about who we are and joy about the unique gifts we’ve were given."
The Road to Character, Davis Brooks
Defining the Successful Child - FamilyEducation
Loss and Renewal | Hidden Brain : NPR
Abraham Lincoln and Failure
Humility vs. Self Esteem: What Do Indian Students Need?
Character traits at TulsaWorld