When all is said and done, what will you need to accomplish in life to be satisfied?
It is a fine thing to be able to sit in a room quietly among family, musing to oneself and recognising that you have everything you need and most of what you want.
To be able to leave this world a little better than when you came into it; to leave knowing that you did your best and spent your time earnestly, it is a fine thing.
To be able to say to that you achieved what you wanted is a fine thing. Whether it was producing a large family of children and grandchildren; or created a business for helping others survive their torments.
To have created a place of solitude for yourself and loved ones; to have rescued and helped wild things in need; to have achieved a peaceful mind after years of internal torment. It is a fine thing indeed.
When all is said and done, what will you need to accomplish in life to be satisfied? For some, the little things are the most important but the hardest to obtain, while big achievements may be easier to acquire. Will that degree or big salary make you happy once you are old and grey, sitting quietly at home? Or would the small things like close family/friends or community kindness matter more?