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"We live, we die. The wheels of the bus go round and round."
This line was uttered by Jack Nicholson from the new movie "The Bucket List". It caught my attention and got stuck in my mind. If you analyze it, it is more of an existentialist's point of view of life.

But Morgan Freeman's line is even more striking: "Find the joy in your life."

How true can it this be? Many people live for the sake of living, but never really finding joy or their purpose, right?

I had a friend in the person of a 70-year-old man, who died a year ago. More often than not, he would always tell me that he had achieved his purpose in life already. Having retired as a Dean of the top University, raised a family, sent all his 5 kids to school, served the church and took care of his wife of more than 40 years (who eventually went ahead of him because of cancer).He would always tell me that reading the Purpose-Driven Life book has less meaning for him because he has achieved his purpose already.During the last two years of his life, he bought a motorcycle. He rode it everyday and was very happy about the freedom that comes with riding it. That was joy for him.

How many of us can truly say that we have achieved our life's purpose, if not on the way to it?

Maybe we can re-phrase the lines from the movie into: "We live, we die. The wheels of the bus go round and round. But we can always find joy in our life."

8 comments
  1. Pinay WAHM February 22, 2008 at 9:54 AM  

    Passing by here to wish you a great weekend.

    Juliana

  2. idealpinkrose February 22, 2008 at 10:13 AM  

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    have a nice weekend~

  3. Midas February 22, 2008 at 12:20 PM  

    I like this movie. It's much better than the preview indicated.

    Hailey, I got something for you here.

  4. Marie Grace February 22, 2008 at 1:59 PM  

    am doing ok... thanks for dropping by.. have a great weekend!

  5. sweetpea February 22, 2008 at 6:49 PM  

    Halo, doing my rounds today and checking what's new here.

  6. My World February 22, 2008 at 8:02 PM  

    I believe achieving one's purpose in life comes at any age. Once you're fulfilled and feel accomplished that's all that matters. It's unlucky though, that some people grow old and pass away unable to achieve their purpose.

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  8. macy February 22, 2008 at 8:54 PM  

    i have a dvd of the movie for more almost a month now but have not seen it yet. i think i must find time this weekend as to a lot of people have been giving good reviews. take care!