When most people are asked what is the “good life”, you can bet that 90% of those people would come up with answers such as, “being rich” or “winning the lottery.” While money might be a nice benefit to having a good life, it sure doesn’t show how successful you are in life. The good life to me is determined on accomplishing or at least striving for the goals set out for yourself. Certain goals that I have may never be accomplished, but it’s the striving to get there that makes you a hard worker and successful. The ultimate goals I have in accomplishing my good life would consist of going to college, becoming a doctor, having a family, and lastly just being a great person.
The first part of my good life consists of going to college. Currently being a senior in High School, it’s scary to think that I’m going to living without my parents forever starting next year. I understand that in order to achieve my goals, I have to take on this great deal of responsibility thrown at me. During my college experience, I want to join a fraternity as a way to make new friends and build new relationships. I’m also thinking about going into Pre-Med and understand all the hard work I will have to do in order to succeed. I understand there will be many ups and downs but pushing through these obstacles will show everyone what type of man I will be. Sometime through my college life, I’m expecting to meet a nice and honest girl who hopefully will turn out to be my future wife someday. My good life starts out with getting into college and doing well there.
As far as the second part of my good life, I would like to one day go through pre med and become a doctor. Both of my parents are doctors and many members of my family have been doctors so I think it adds just a little bit of pressure of being one myself. In all honesty, I think it adds a little bit of fuel to fire as a kind of motivation to push myself to my limits and overcome any obstacle in my path. I do not just want to become a doctor from my parents being one, I truly love the medical field and the idea of helping people and athletes come back from injuries sounds amazing.
Onto the third part of my good life, having a family would be so important to me as one of my goals for life. The responsibility of finally getting married and having a couple kids is truly when I believe a boy becomes a man. To take care of a baby and watch him grow up to be like you one day is a beautiful thing everyone in the world should want to do. I don’t know the numbers of kids I’d want to have, but at least one boy to play some sports with as I’m getting older.
As part of the most important way to end a good life, it has to be being a great person. No matter where I end up in life, I want to be known as someone who was just a great all around person. A person that you can trust, and will make sure you have a good time whenever your with them. Whether it’s making someone laugh when one is sad or pushing him or her to make them better, I want to be known as a great all around person. This to me is the good life, a life full of success.