By Singapore Man of Leisure
Between Ying and Yang, between Good and Bad, and between Right and Wrong, there’s a thin line that divides the 2 halves.
The trouble is finding it to know where you are standing….
Live to Escape
The usual tell is after having an experience, we don’t want to experience it again.
A childhood of lack.
A broken family.
A failed relationship.
Career going no where.
Disgruntled with how much you are earning.
And so on.
The journey to escape involves acquiring more.
More is needed to fill the hole you your heart.
Live to Achieve
The usual tell is after having an experience, we want to experience more of it again!
Being there when your child spoke his first word, took his first step.
Holding her hands for the first time.
Enjoying the greater responsibility at work.
Having the means to help a stranger in need.
You fill in the rest.
The journey to achieve surprisingly may involve “letting go”…
Putting your own career on hold to be a stay-at-home dad to support your wife’s dream.
Getting a big pay-cut to do something you love so you can whistle to work everyday.
Forgoing that promotion so you can have more time for family dinners.
Taking on pro bono work or volunteering your time for a cause you believe in.
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