In a span of two decades, a time frame which many (including myself), might consider fairly inadequate as a requisite for forming an insightful and somewhat accurate perspective about life, I have ascertained a solitary feature about the life I wish to lead, namely: a meaningful one. The intricacies of this solitary feature, though presently baffling to my limited years of experience, might (hopefully) display lucidity through the forthcoming experiences I encounter in subsequent years.
My present day discernment of ‘a meaningful life’ incorporates simplistic, yet (as I would like to believe) dependable ideas about character, sociability, behavior, and various other factors which I’m not sure how to explicate in a defined category. A significant aspect of my understanding of a meaningful life encompasses self assurance and confidence, irrespective of the passing opinions of others, along with independence from external validation. I would admit that at present, I am far from inculcating this vision in my life and it would not be erroneous to assume that harboring self assurance is one of the things I struggle with the most.
Even so, I hope to foster a way of life which is based on kindness, compassion, strength, faith and continuous improvement. And if I ever go astray (the likelihood of which is naturally existent), I hope to make steady efforts to stay true to myself.