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Majority of people are not truly fulfilled in life

Sadly, majority of people are not truly fulfilled in life. This is the single most common problem most people – rich, poor, educated, non-educated, religious, and non-religious alike – face in life. It is also the most dangerous!

By the way, what is your idea of a fulfilling life? And on a scale of 1 to 10 (least to most) how truly fulfilled are you? And how truly fulfilled do you think you will be in the near to distant future?

Do not take – or mistake – academic laurels, high position in society, high income levels, modernity, religiosity, and the likes for a fulfilling life; many people have all that and more and are still not fulfilled in life; well, they are not truly fulfilled! As you will soon see in the examples I will be giving. In any case, notice that the question is not just about a fulfilling life (that is subjective) but rather about a truly fulfilling life! Yes, there is a big difference!

A survey carried out for the BBC in 2006 revealed that only 36 percent of Britons describe themselves as very happy compared to 52 percent in 1957. According to research carried out by Cambridge University a few years ago, “Although Europeans at the time of evaluation were generally 4 times wealthier than their fathers and grandfathers, their levels of happiness were either equal to, or less than that of their fathers and grandfathers 40 years ago.

Today, the situation is not significantly different. There are three main degrees of happiness in life: the highest level is The Meaningful Life, then we have The Good Life, and the lowest is The Pleasant Life. It is the Meaningful Life that gives true fulfilment in life.

Happiness Distribution

More light will be thrown on the above classification in Chapter 4. Suffice it for now to note as follows…

Research shows that, even though each individual born into this world has the inborn capability to pursue and live The Meaningful Life, majority of people pursue The Pleasant Life, and in some cases The Good Life, which are generally classified together as the bottom because their combined value does not compare anywhere near that of The Meaningful Life. And those who pursue and get to live The Meaningful Life are very few indeed. And mind you, you do not stumble into The Meaningful Life; it is a deliberate path you choose with the guidance provided in Chapter 4. Without that, there is high probability that you may be pursuing The Pleasant Life; what majority of people are inadvertently pursuing. The following are some of the consequential and evidential manifestations…

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Majority of people are not truly fulfilled in life

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David K Egyir

David K Egyir

EGYIR is passionate about helping serious people like you to escape the most dangerous — common but avoidable — problem most people (rich, poor, educated, uneducated, religious, and non-religious alike) face in life. Also, he designs and builds beautiful, cost-effective and functional buildings, and graphics. And he helps executives, marketers, and business owners to make effective presentations; what you may call winning presentations. He is an Architect, a Designer, and a Life Coach. And an Entrepreneur. Especially as a life-coach, he has been popularly adjudged the best coach for excelling in education, increasing wealth, eliminating stress, and enjoying true fulfillment in life! Egyir understands life thoroughly and shares amazingly liberating insights from a uniquely empowering perspective. He has a firm conviction that, “The greatest tragedy in life is that majority of people have accepted to be less than they were born to be and are thus accomplishing far less than their true capabilities.” To that end, he authored (wrote) Purpose Compass, the exceptional life-coaching book that reveals 4 habits that are currently making your life difficult, or otherwise may soon make your life difficult, but which your parent, teacher, or pastor would dare not talk about; how to escape them and get to live a stress-free life of purpose faster! And 13 other equally amazing books that constitute the Zing4Life! Series. Egyir is also lead promoter of the electronic, trendy and amazing Smart Business Card, the only business card you’ll ever need, for the executive in you! He is a husband, and a father of two. Positionally, he is the Lead Founder and CEO of Seers, Associate of Arthro Synergeio, Lay Preacher of The Methodist Church Ghana, Global Lead Advocate of Zing4Life! and Volunteer Mentor with iMentor Ghana. To see more about him you may click here. #WeAreSeers | To get in touch with Egyir or to follow him on social media you may click here. #EgyirGuidesDaily | To support his writing & life-coaching social ministry you may click here. #SeersFoundation | To be part of Egyir's live sessions online at 20.30 GMT on Sundays you may click here. #TimeWithSeers |

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Lessons…

One: Sometimes you need someone to show you the obvious, and oftentimes… the not so obvious! Credit to ZigZiglar

Two: Education and schooling are not the same thing. What goes on inside the schools is often not education. And the results may well be that it reduces productive capacity rather than to increase it. Credit to Prof Sir William Arthur Lewis

Three: My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Credit to Prophet Hosea

Four: The illiterates of the future are not those who cannot read or write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn! Credit to Alvin Toffler

Five: The greatest obstacle to progress is not ignorance, but the illusion of knowledge. Credit to Daniel Boorstin

Six: When you know the right things, the boundaries around your life suddenly disappear. Credit to Brian Sher