Life: The Essentials You Need To Know


The big truth is: No one has a clue what life actually is! We don’t know any answers to any of the big questions. Who we are? Why are we here? Where did we come from? Yes, people have lots of ideas, theories or beliefs, but nothing is definitive.

What we know is that you are born and after the passing of time you die. That period, when your heart is beating, is called life or living. It can be over in the blink of an eye or last for over 100 years. Its ending can come at any second, to anyone, at any time. No one is exempt from this rule. NO ONE.

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Regardless of the fact that we don’t know what life is about and that EVERYONE is basically making it up as they go along. There are some fundamental or essential aspects to it that have to be catered for to enable your survival.

The Essentials For Life

We all need food, air, water and shelter. That’s it. It has been like that since the beginning of the human race and will continue to be like that for the remainder of our existence.

How to provide for these needs will vary according to geographical location and environment. There are still a few places left were living is more traditional but for most of us living requires money, which requires you to find a way of acquiring it.

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Ok. So we don’t know what life is, or what we are meant to do with it. But we are bombarded every day with people telling us the answer to it. How best to live your life. Where to find happiness, or salvation. The secrets that will transform it…blah, blah, blah. Look, I can’t stress this enough. It’s all just someone elses ideas or thoughts. People trying to make sense of something that no one has the answer to. Yes, that includes this. Don’t be afraid of thinking something different. Thinking something new. Your own thoughts are equally as valid.

The best way to live your life can only be decided by you. Only you can find out what works best for you. Only you can know what’s in your heart, what makes you happy, what life you want to live.

It’s ok to listen to others to get some ideas. There’s plenty out there after all. Some great, some terrible, some that certainly might help you. But ultimately it’s whatever suits you best. It is your life. Only you can live it. And you can’t live it for someone else. Only yourself. In your own way.

Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it. – Ernest Holmes

I’m not saying you can’t be an empathetic, caring and considerate soul. I’m not saying you can’t be completely careless either. What I am saying is that it’s up to you to decide what type of person and what kind of life you want to live. It’s up to you to define your purpose. Your reason for existence.

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Whatever this thing called life is bear in mind itΒ doesn’t always go according to plan or turn out how you expected. It is a gift waiting to be unwrapped. That unwrapping will last a lifetime. Who knows what it will bring?

Get used to it. Adapt to it. Change is inevitable. But how you react to it can define you! As much as your habits will.

It will we filled with joy and pain, love and loss, darkness and light. Experiences, whether good or bad, with lessons to learn, or not. All yours, to do with as you wish. Yours and no one elses.

So get out there. Get living. Make of it what you will. Chase your dreams, follow your heart, trust your instincts and find your purpose. Be the person you want to be. You’ve only got one life. Make the best of it.

Life is now. There was never a time when your life was not now, nor will there ever be. – Eckhart Tolle




54 thoughts on “Life: The Essentials You Need To Know

  1. i am reminded of a sentence i read somewhere, ” you do not have to be happy to be blessed” – even those with struggles can count their blessings, when we are less focused on ourselves, gratefulness becomes a way of life. beautiful thoughts Chris, something we can all appreciate, meaning and purpose, keep it simple, you will find the answers

  2. Glad to see another inspiring post this week dear Chris so well done πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜Š

    We certainly don’t have answers, no absolute truth except doing what makes you happy I guess which is differs from person to person despite all the books we read and all other’s perspectives and experiences, as you said only you can decide and find out what work best for you! Can’t agree more and we can certainly have idols or inspirations but at the end, we know what work for us more than anyone else
    β€œThat unwrapping will last a life time” πŸ‘πŸ‘ great way to say the different gifts and surprises that life might bring!
    We really need to get busy living the way it makes us happy!
    Thank you for such inspiring and call to action post πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜Š

    1. Thanks Huguette 😊
      There was only about 50% of new material in that. The rest was old stuff I had done haha
      Glad you liked that line. Was quite happy with that myself 😊
      It’s not always easy. But we really must. It’s our life after all πŸ™‚
      Appreciate your insight and thoughts on it Huguette.
      Much love to you 😊❀

      1. It doesn’t matter, as I said they are all ideas and thoughts πŸ‘πŸ˜Š
        Yes sure there were many good lines, can’t choose them all! 😊
        Not easy but the only way…
        It’s always a pleasure reading your posts and hope you’ll have always time for new onesπŸ˜ŠπŸ‘
        Have a good night and much love 😊❀️

      2. Thanks 😊 I had changed a bit before you saw it where I was calling everyone’s ideas bullshit haha Thought it was a bit harsh so I amended it.
        Ah your always too kind. Thankfully I know if you didn’t like something you would say. That’s something I really appreciate 😊
        Might be gone a lot tomorrow so don’t know when I’ll get on. So I hope you have a lovely day whatever you do.
        Goodnight and much love to you too Huguette 😊❀

      3. Glad you didπŸ˜ŠπŸ‘
        When I have a comment or criticism , I’ll say it at least to you because you appreciate honesty unlike most of people out there that annoy me a f but they don’t deserve my honesty anyway
        Enjoy your day despite everything and focus on the positive always
        Have a great night and day
        Much love and support 😊❀️

      4. Well it was that honesty that made us friends so don’t go stopping it ✊
        Matter of fact bring it on! The more honest the better.
        I’ll be ok. More concerned about A staying here. Am sure he’ll be fine though.
        As always I appreciate your support and good thoughts and wishes. You’re a lovely soul.
        Much love and support will always be here when you need it 😊❀

      5. Will not stop that’s for sure, I have no reasons to believe me
        Wish A could be with you though but I’m sure he has an opinion about that
        Well I believe I’m really doing nothing but glad it’s helping in someway
        Thank you for the love and support and kindnessπŸ™πŸ»πŸ˜Š
        Much love to you ❀️😊

      6. Haha Great to hear it. The world needs more people like yourself ✊
        Ah same here. But getting him to sit in the car for such a long time is a mission these days. Plus he hasn’t been down since before ‘the split’. I didn’t really want to go myself. So I can’t blame him.
        Anyway seeing his big cheesy smile out through the window when I came home made it all ok 😊
        You believe wrong then 😁 It might only be a few words for you. But those words mean a lot 😊
        If you ever need anything, even just to talk a bit of shit, I’ll be more than happy to listen.
        Hope your day has been good to you.
        Much love to you Huguette 😊❀

      7. Oh well, you know better what’s best for your family that’s for sure and hope you will always have each other’s and this big smile πŸ™πŸ»πŸ˜Š
        Glad they mean so much and they’re helpful, it’s nice to hear 😊 thank you for the kind invitation to vent, it’s appreciated dear Chris! Guess I’m so bad at this except in my angry writings sometimes that’s it πŸ™„
        Much love and support and hope the evening will be great with A ❀️😊

      8. Awww very nice of you to say so 😊
        Well sometimes you need a safe space to let it all out (Probably better by email πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚). It’s good you can get a bit of release in your writings.
        And it’s not like I’m any better. I can write about my darkest shit but one of the problems my ex had with me was that I never talked about my feelings or emotions. Not the real important stuff anyway.
        Oh A not too happy he’s back at school tomorrow. The morning will be interesting.
        Much love and support always Huguette 😊❀

      9. Schools here are better, kids are off from our Easter and they will be back on May 2nd after Labor day! Lucky bastards hahah
        A will be so happy πŸ˜‚
        I believe a person can be extremely honest and still can’t reveal feelings and emotions, not related, I write about some emotions but not all…it’s a never ending journey of learning of improving i guess
        Much love and support to you and hope the day will not be tiring 😊❀️

      10. Ha ha lucky indeed. I told A that and he was pissed off that he had to go to school while there were people half a world away who were off haha
        That is true. There is a difference. Am a bit of an emotional black hole unless it’s got to do with A.
        Ok. Just saw a post of yours pop up. Went to have a quick look. You’ve finally posted something I am not going to read πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Soon as I saw the title it was like ‘nope’ ‘no fucking way’ haha. I’ve been avoiding spoilers like they were a plague πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ You’re so lucky to have seen it already. Can’t wait.
        Much love Huguette. Catch you later hopefully 😊❀

      11. Don’t read it!!!! I told them the whole story hahhaha don’t open it 😁😁😁
        You can save it for later on, it’s a great movie πŸ‘
        A will be so angry hahha OMG if he knew how many times the kids have holidays here, he will certainly move πŸ˜‚
        Hope you’re having a great day despite
        Much love ❀️ 😊

      12. The whole story hahaha eeevvviiilll hahaha
        Least you put a spoiler alert on it 😁
        Might be a while before I can read it though πŸ˜•
        I don’t know anyone who has seen it that hasn’t thought it was great. I was a bit pissed they killed Gamora in the last one. It bugs me I haven’t seen it yet but A hates movies πŸ™„ I nearly kicked him out of the house when he told me that hahaha
        Oh he really will be angry because I’m going to tell him that also. It took me until high school to hate school. He’s been like that since he was 6 haha
        Less school. He’ll be looking to move tomorrow. That’s another good reason then πŸ˜„
        It’s turned out an eventful day here. Long story involving A, his friends, and curse words on Snapchat. And two school principals. It’s all good though as far as I’m concerned. Drama over nothing.
        Hope you’re having a great day too. Which you must be as you’ve already watched Endgame.
        Much love Huguette 😊❀

      13. Whyyyyyyy it’s or you share or you don’t πŸ™„πŸ™„I told them there are spoilers πŸ™„πŸ™„πŸ™„
        Oh you were sad when Gamora died ? Don’t watch this one then πŸ˜•πŸ˜•πŸ˜•πŸ˜•
        Hahhaah I imagined you kicking A out because of the Avengers hahahahah OMG you’ll certainly not 😊😊
        We have multiple religions and each time some religions sneezes, the schools close πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
        Oh being daddy is full of this kind of stories so good luck!
        Yes usually don’t like to inform people (through comments) what I’m doing, lot of stalkers don’t get me wrong 😊 So I keep it general
        Much love to you as well and good luck with A issues ❀️😊

      14. Oh I see people were well warned 😁 Couldn’t wait any longer so I took the evening the evening off and watched it 😁😁 I’ll leave my view on that for your post.
        Hahaha he’s lucky he wasn’t. I was starting to doubt he was my son hahaha
        Oh, he’d love that. God bless diversity 😁
        Ah yes. I imagine this is only the beginning. Although it was all nonsense. Just started by an over sensitive parent/idiot.
        I think you are wise on the comment thing. Going to have to chill a bit on that myself. It’s hard to believe people would be bothered reading stuff that is nothing to do with them. All sorts out there I suppose.
        Much love to you Huguette. Away over to the Avengers post now haha

      15. OMG hahaha you took an evening OFF to watch a movie πŸ˜€
        I will read your review in a moment then
        Well lot of comments likers, so a lot are spending time just checking the comments! But anyway it’s a public platform and anyone can read what you write so I prefer not to share my daily life with all of them πŸ™‚ See you in a bit I guess haha

      16. You can’t compensate for that! They ruined him! From Hulk smash to a country boy haha
        I’m going to start calling people that 😁

      17. hahahah Yes yes I know! we’re all pissed
        This is how I’m imagining him, especially when he was inside the truck OMG!! hahaha

      18. Haha A friend did say that Hulk was in a comic book story. Still doesn’t make it ok haha
        The same friend also thought Thor was good so I don’t know if I value his opinion anymore πŸ˜‚ Oh and he didn’t like Cap with Thor’s hammer. Actually I think I’m going to stop being his friend now πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

      19. It’s time to end this friendship for good βš”οΈβš”οΈβš”οΈβš”οΈ πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
        Well I guess they always manage to please some people because we have so many different tastes (Cap was great with the hammer πŸ˜’πŸ˜’πŸ˜’) okay enough frowning hahhaπŸ˜‚

      20. Haha you’re right there. Those swords give me an idea. Duel to the death it is then πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
        Yeah, but some people have no taste at all. Namely my ex-friend haha
        Frown away. I completely agree 😁

      21. Good morning Huguette 😊 Hope you are keeping well and aren’t too pissed off with being back at work. Obviously I dropped everything last night to watch Endgame haha It gave me an idea for a post too.
        Hope you have a good day anyway.
        Much love to you 😊❀

      22. Good morning Chris 😊 Well don’t have time to be pissed, it’s the end of the month and lot of duties since tomorrow is the Labor Day and it’s a day off (A would be thrilled hahahaha) so employees need to have their salaries and many things need to be closed and stuff
        Oh glad you have a post idea! Looking forward 😊
        Have a great day and much love to you 😊 <3

      23. Another day off?! Haha Just told A about the diversity thing. He wants to know why we don’t have that here πŸ˜‚
        Busy is good. Helps the work day pass quicker. And at least you’ve tomorrow to look forward to 😁
        Oh the post is for Endgame fans. It’s going to be a bit harsh haha
        Hope you have a great day. Much love 😊❀

      24. But it’s a Labor Day so it’s well earned haha
        Of course he wants to know! πŸ˜‚
        Yes even though lot of days off don’t make me so comfortable to be honest, at least regarding my blog!
        Looking forward to reading your post, you must be harsh, I already know some of these harsh points haha

      25. Haha yes. Any excuse to get extra holidays.
        I know what you mean. I find it easier to find time after work than when I’m off.
        Oh the post isn’t about the movie. It’s about the people that watched it haha
        It’s hand written at the moment. Just got to type it up.
        Much love 😊❀

      26. Oh damn! Great post then, I can imagine how stupid the people can get hahaha
        Well holidays for me are really more distracting than working days! So I don’t know
        Checking more comments πŸ™‚

      27. Oh it’s a bit rough on all of us haha me included πŸ€”πŸ˜‚
        As you said before it’s the upset of the routine. I was hoping to be back into mine. Ah well C’est la vie
        Hope you’re having a good day 😊❀

      28. Yes I’m reading now and I know what you mean 😌
        My day was good thank you, better than the holidays haha
        C’est la vie indeed πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

      29. Glad you had a good day 😊
        Better than the holidays?! Haha That says a lot.
        Trying to motivate myself into the gym here. Have been doing so this past 40mins. Would nearly be finished if I just started when I thought of it hahaha

      30. I should go back to normal starting next week I guess, still not organized at all and skipping workout so I don’t want to stress, I will go back!
        Glad you’re working out, the matter that you’re struggling to do it, fair enough hahaha πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜Š

      31. Ha organization goes out the window with holidays. Totally messes with the system.
        Skipping the workout are we?! Tsk tsk haha
        My workout tonight was a struggle from start to finish. Surprised I managed to get it done as I couldn’t be bothered in the slightest. Ordinary exercise is so boring. Didn’t get hitting anything πŸ˜• haha

      32. hahaha yes no exercises, just eating and hanging out
        When it’s a struggle it’s even harder, you need motivation to keep it up! Especially no hitting! Hahaha so damn hard

  3. Another very interesting post Chris!😊 I second each of your point.
    Though we all are trying to understand life, the truth as you said is, “No one has a clue what life actually is!”😁
    We have to find it for ourselves. Each of us is different -our experiences, intrinsic nature, situations are all different. So what might for other might not work for us. Like you said, we can ask others for their ideas and advice but in the end only we know what is right for us. We have to decide, no one else can do it for us.

    “Life is a gift waiting to be unwrapped. That unwrapping will last a lifetime.” WOW!πŸ˜ƒ What a great way to look at life!

    I think now, I’m just repeating what you’ve already said. Hahaha πŸ˜‚ Well, you’ve said everything. I don’t think I have anything else to add. You spoke my mind. Hahaha πŸ˜‚

    Thank you for such an amazing post!😊
    Much love to you!❀

    1. Hi Swastik. (hand waving lol) Sorry for the late reply. I missed a few comments somehow. Hope you are keeping well (smily face).
      I think it helps to keep things in perspective by getting back to the basics.
      haha I was quite pleased with that line myself. Only thought of it when I was looking for pics to go with the post and saw a picture of a present which then inspired me with the ‘life’s a gift thing’ haha. Glad you liked it (blushy face)
      Sort’ve missed you this past while. I hope you are just busy with life and are feeling ok. (thumbs up)
      Much love to you Swastik!

      1. Hi Chris! Even I’m sorry for late replyπŸ˜…
        Though I have already given you life update in another comment, there’s one thing I would like to tell you.
        I guess, you’ll be happy to know that I’ve started reading ‘Atomic Habits’ which you recommend to me. So far, I’ve read just 5 chapers but I’m really loving this book. 😊
        Don’t feel like keeping it down. HahahaπŸ˜‚

        I’m hell of a procrastinator. I mean I even procrastinate about not procrastinating. πŸ™ˆSo it’s a really big problem for me. And reading this book gives me hope that I can finally fix this problem. πŸ˜…
        So thank you for recommending such a great book!😊

        More love to youπŸ’–

      2. Jeepers Swastik. Two comments in one day. I feel blessed 😊
        Oh it’s a great book. Glad you’re enjoying it ☺
        ‘Procrastinate about not procrastinating’. That’s so funny πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ That’s some next level procrastination right there πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
        Of course you can fix it! No problem to you. Simple solution really. Just start doing things haha
        Again, it’s great to hear from you and that your are fine 😊
        Much love Swastik 😊

    1. I think a little reminder to ourselves helps with a bit of perspective. Especially if things are getting a bit tough. Sorry for the late reply Marie. I missed a few comments on here somehow. Hope you are keeping well!

      1. Don’t worry about timely replies, I’ve found messages waiting patiently in ‘pending’… which was new to me! Yes good thanks Chris and I hope the small setback has settled for you too.

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