Blog One: The Good Life

2 Commentsby   |  01.20.13  |  Student Posts

It is hard to put a definition with “the good life.” It seems to change from person to person and country to country. For example, the good life in America is based more on man’s possessions and you’ve made it to the good life once you have a spouse, children and a nice home for you all to live in. I believe that “the good life” is tied to personal happiness; that if you are content with where your life is, then you are living the good life. My definition of the good life would be different for everyone. What makes one person happy will not necessarily make another man happy. For instance, some people feel that happiness comes from goals you achieve throughout life (like wanting to get married and have a family) and others believe it has to do with the amount and/or quality of the things they have. I am the happiest when I am surrounded by friends and family that love me. Knowing that no matter what I do in my life, they will still be there to support me is very comforting. As long as I have those relationships present, it will be a good life. 


  1. Ana Rodriguez
    1:34 pm, 01.21.13

    Katie, the word “quality” was well written. I completely agree. I think that one thing that bring a lot of people together in their own definitions of the good life revolves around if their life had quality things/moments/experiences. To some it might be possessions and to others it might be experiences. However I think all of us would want quality in whatever it is we choose to make important.

  2. Avia Gray
    7:31 pm, 01.21.13

    Hi Katie,

    Many people seemed to say that it was hard to define the good life, but still defined it as something “from within.” I thought you made a great point when you said that “the good life” changes on an ethnic or cultural basis, form country to country. There are things that people go through in their own life that may seem more or less important to add to the overall “goodness” as their circumstances change. I totally agree that having people that you can rely on to be there for you is a great quality to have in life.

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