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.

tanshuyin 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!~

tanshuyin said...

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