Monday, February 23, 2009

What Have I Achieved Thus Far?

Someone asked me this question before "You are now 26 years old. What have you achieved thus far?"

I know most people will answer all those great things they have done, such as having a Masters degree, adopted a child, did some medical research to save the world, and the list goes on.

I am here to make a statement. I have done nothing spectacular in my life.

I don't have a Masters degree. I have not adopted a child (though I hope to one of these days through the 'save a child' programme). I have not done anything that can help save the world (does recycling count?).

I have read somewhere that there are a few things we have to do in life to make life meaningful. I can still remember some of the things listed there. It says plant a tree, write a book, have a son, invent something, etc.

I hate gardening. I do not have a green thumb. Even the cactus plant will die in my hands. So I doubt I am going to plant a tree.

I have no desire to write a book as of now. I enjoy reading books and I plan to continue being a reader and not a writer.

I am going to have a son soon. But I see nothing wrong with having daughters. Daughters are as much wonderful as sons.

Invent something? Erm...I am no scientist and I do not have a creative mind.

Actually, I feel very contented with my life right now. I feel that I do not have to do anything great to make my life meaningful. Some people say we humans are just passersby. We are supposedly here to bring good things into this world.

I feel my life is meaningful enough with me living happily with my husband and my little angel. I feel lucky that I have my family so close to me. I also feel that I'm bringing enough good into this world if I live happily and do not harm others and bring up my kids to be good citizens.

Guess I am just a selfish pig.


mh said...

what about you having been a good daughter, sister and wife, being there for family when they need you - to share both the ups and downs? I think such an achievement beats others that you've listed in your post. Remember, charity begins at home. It is simple, but it does count.

Tan Shu-Yin said...

as long as we are happy...i guess we dont have to do what others think we shd do! ;D

Mindy said...

If doing what makes you happy is a selfish pig, then I'm proud to be a selfish pig and I'm proud you are one too!~

Tan Shu-Yin said...

haha..guess we are 2 happy selfish pigs in the world! *shakes mindy's hands!