The Meaning of Life

I recently had a life-changing moment.

The Meaning of Life
Photo by Johannes Plenio 

I recently had the biggest “ah-ha” moment of my life while listening to a podcast. This was the simple but meaningful quote:

“The meaning of life is solving your problems.”

The more difficult the problem, the more meaningful it is.

The 4 most difficult problems:

  1. Health
  2. Knowledge
  3. Relationships
  4. Wealth

The 4 solutions:

  1. Develop good health habits. Drink enough water, eat healthy, sleep 8–9 hours, lift heavy weights 4x a week, do cardio every week.
  2. Read 52+ books every year. Learn to write well. Learn to speak well. Focus on non-fiction regarding health, relationships, and wealth. Read all of the humanities and the sciences.
  3. Make friends, then date people. Fix your family culture. Join a running club, sports team, or book club to make new friends. Date people in your social circle. Remove toxic people.
  4. Develop a high-income skill and invest. Wealth is easier to achieve when you have adequate health, knowledge, and relationships.

These 4 solutions need to be done sequentially to prevent issues down the road.

Health and knowledge are the base for your relationship and wealth endeavors.

Happiness

Health + knowledge + good relationships = happiness.

Achieve happiness before wealth.

Books to read:

Health:

Wealth:

Relationships:

  • The Laws of Human Nature by Robert Greene
  • The School of Life by Alain de Botton
  • Principles by Ray Dalio (a book on relationships disguised as a business book)