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Understanding Life

On the first day of school the teacher addressed her students and explained that today’s class would be focused on what they wanted to be in life…when they grew up.

You can be anything you want to be in life, but you’ll have to work hard to make sure it happens. Nothing in life is simply given to you.

One by one she asked her students what they wanted to be when they grew up. Eventually she came upon a young boy. When he was asked the question he didn’t respond in the same manner as the other students. He didn’t want to be a lawyer or a doctor or a construction worker.

No, when asked what he wanted to be in life, the young boy responded, “I want to be happy.” The teacher shook her head in frustration and explained you don’t understand life, the assignment or the question. To which the young boy remarked, well you don’t understand life.