Life Is a Full-time School
You are enrolled in a full-time school called “life”. Each day in this school you will have the opportunity to learn lessons. You may like the lessons or hate them, but you have designed them as part of your curriculum(课程).
Why are you here? What is your purpose? Humans have sought to discover the meaning of life for a very long time. What we and our ancestors have overlooked, however, is that “there is no one answer”. The meaning of life is different for every individual.
Each person has his or her own purpose and distinct path. As you travel your life path, you will be presented with numerous lessons that you will need to learn in order to fulfill that purpose. The lessons you are presented with are specific to you; learning these lessons is the key to discovering and fulfilling the meaning and relevance of your own life.
As you travel through your lifetime, you may encounter (遇到) challenging lessons that others don’t have to face, while others spend years struggling with challenges that you don’t need to deal with. You may never know why you are blessed with a wonderful marriage, while your friends suffer through bitter arguments and painful divorces, just as you cannot be sure why you struggle financially while others enjoy abundance (富足). The only thing you can count on for certain is that you will be presented with all the lessons that you specifically need to learn; whether you choose to learn them or not is entirely up to you.
The challenge here, therefore, is to align (结合) yourself with your own unique path by learning individual lessons. This is one of the most difficult challenges you will be faced with in your lifetime. But, remember, don’t compare your path to the people around you and focus on the disparity (不同) between their lessons and yours.
This process may not be easy, but the rewards are well worth the struggle.