THE SOUL OF HAPPY LIVING
By Owoeye J. Titilope
Tunde is a drowning man. His life has been in isolation from his friends he now almost sees it as a norm despite the terrible state he is in.
He lives his daily life in this routine, he never had the time to relate with people around him, no time to catch fun and relax the mind and brain.
He focuses on his life, career and bent on achieving positivity in his ambition.
Despite all these, Tunde never sees anything wrong with it. Although, his friends questioned him but he replied them, saying “he is self-disciplined, serious minded and a focused fellow.
However, Tunde realizes that with all his achievements; he is not still fulfilled. On his search for answer, he stumbled on an article titled “The Soul of Happy Living”.
Human beings are relational beings by nature. Just as fishes cannot survive out of their habitation (water) same thing applies to humans. Relationship is the soul to happy living. The neglect of relationship will devour progress in all ramifications. Human beings no matter how busy and focused; friendship and relationship cannot be neglected. The neglect of friendship and relationship will make life frustrating even after achieving ones ambition.
The essence of living as humans is to relate with one another, share ideas together, learn from each other and live in love and harmony. Life is all about love. Because God is love, the most important lesson He (God) wants you to learn on earth is how to love. Life without love is really worthless, for love will last forever. Relationships, not achievements or the acquisition of things, are what matters most in life.
Busyness is a great enemy of relationships. We become preoccupied with making a living, doing our work, paying bills and accomplishing goals as if these tasks are the point of life. They are not. The point of life is learning to love. Life minus love is equal to zero.
Relationships are what life is all about. The greatest gift you can give someone is your time. It is not enough just to say relationships are important; we prove it by investing time in them.