What is the value of life?生命的意义与价值在于什么?

赖彩云 Jessy Lai Chai Yun-values
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I have been sharing a lot of business and finance related articles on this blog, but that is just a small part of who I am. Outside of work, I can be sentimental at times, and I do appreciate reading things that help me stay in touch with my emotions.

So let’s not talk about business today. Let’s talk about life.

I love the quote from Socrates: the unexamined life is not worth living. When I first came across this quote, it felt like a great awakening.

There might be no right answer to how we live life, but that does not mean we should avoid the question altogether.

Unless you life has absolutely no problem at all, most of us would have wondered at one point or another. What am I doing with my life? What is the value in what I am working for right now? If you have never considered or reflected upon these issues, then how would you know if you have done life right?

What is the value of life to you?

Is it a happy family, or a successful career?

Or do you seek to be contented with just yourself, and live a carefree life?

Or are you still lost?

I want to take this opportunity to share with you a great story that inspired me. Hopefully it inspires you too!

A young monk is looking for the meaning of life, so he asked an older monk. The older monk did not answer the question, but he asked the little monk to bring a stone to the market, the museum and an antique shop, to see how much the stone is worth at each place.

At the market, people offered 100 dollars to use the stone as weight for fermenting vegetables. At the museum, they offered 1000 dollars for the stone, because they want to carve a statue out of it. At the antique shop, the owner offered 10,000 dollars for the stone, because the shop owner knows that this is a stone worth keeping.

The little monk then understood what the old monk was trying to say. It was a lesson about self-value, and the ability to understand the world.

If you are the little monk, and you live in the market, then all that you will ever know are things about the market. You would not know about higher-valued things.

Friends, no matter where you are or what you do, there will be people who adore your work, and people to despise it.

Truly valuable things are often only appreciated by people who understands value, and there are not many such people around. All that we can be sure of, is that we should view ourselves in the best way possible.

I have always believed that most of us have control over the kind of life that we want. If you are a wealthy person, and you determine your value solely by the content of your bank account, then you would surely miss out many great things in life.

If you are still unsure about your future, or feel lost in life, I sincerely hope you would be able to find your calling and direction in life.

Remember, you are in control of your life and the meaning of your life![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]生命的意义与价值在于什么?

过去,我常都跟亲爱的读者们分享我的的管理经验以及商业时事,那是我理性的一部分,撇去管理者的身份,私底下的我其实是一位极为感性的人,喜欢阅读一些心灵书籍,尤其在疲惫的一天之后,更喜欢阅读一些心灵小语来洗涤劳累以及抚慰心灵。

今天,我们不聊硬性的话题,我想跟大家聊聊一些关于生命的课题。

我本身很喜欢古希腊思想家苏格拉底(Socrates)的一句名言:“一个没有经过反省的生命是不值得活的(Have life not introspecting, worthy to be alive life)”,还记得第一次读到这句话时,宛如棒头将我给喝醒。

人应该怎么活,永远得不到的标准的答案,却不意味着你能逃避这个问题。

或许你觉得生命的课题时如此的严肃与沉重,你不想花费心思去思考,在我看来,除非你一辈子都无忧无愁,不然这个问题将会在每一伤心的夜晚、每一个难眠的夜困扰着你,你一天不想清楚自己的生命价值,宁愿过一天算一天,那你的人生不就白活了吗?

对你而言,生命的价值是什么?

是有个幸福的家庭、成功的事业?

还是能够自给自足,生活无忧就够了?

又或许,你现在还很茫然……

而我想借着这个机会,跟大家说一个曾经带给我深刻启发的寓言故事,希望你也能领悟其中真理!

有一位小和尚正在寻找生命价值,他将他的疑惑告诉了老和尚,老和尚不在第一时间回答小和尚的问题,而是叫他将一块石头分别拿到菜市场、博物馆和古董店,看看这些人会给这块平凡无奇的石头出什么价钱。

结果,这块石头在菜市场值100元,因为摊主想要买来压酸菜、博物馆馆主出价1000元,因为他想用来刻神像,最后古董店拍卖师愿意以10000元买下这块石头,因为他认为这块石头拥有收藏的价值。

最后,小和尚在老和尚哪里得到了关于生命价值的真理,原来老和尚之所以让小和尚到不同的地方去收买石头,主要是想培养和锻炼小和尚认识自我价值的能力,和对事物的理解能力。

若你将自己想象成小和尚,如果你生活在菜市场,那么你只有那个市场的理解力,你就永远不会认识更高的价值。

各位,其实不管你在什么地方,同样的你,一定会有人将你抬得很高,也会有人把你贬得很低。

而有价值的东西,只有在懂价值的人面前,才有价值。不要管别人怎么看,重要的是自己怎么看自己。

一直以来,我都十分坚信,不同的平台,不懂的定位,人生的价值肯定会不一样,关键在于你的选择将决定你有怎样的人生。

若你觉得自己现在非常富有,而将自己的生命价值定位在”金钱“上,那我认为你将会错过生命中更多美好的风景。

若你对生命、对未来、对目前的生活处于迷惘的分岔路,我衷心希望你好好的思考自己的人生定位,只有认清自己的的价值,你才能拨开迷雾,找到新的方向,继续前行。

请记得,你绝对可以掌握自己的命运,决定自己的价值,与各位共勉之。[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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