Thursday, December 31, 2015
A life well-lived
Ian Prior, writing in Bank of America's CapitalAcumen.com, says happiness and rewarding mean different things to different people.
A well-lived life should not be assessed at the end--but planned for, one of his sources says.
Still, they did a survey and many wealthy people are prepared for normal health care expenses, but not for biggies, such as a crisis of their own.
From the survey:
What is most important in life: Health (98%), family, financial security, connections, legacy, passions, personal growth, giving back, acconmplishments and work. In that order.
How did the respondent rate themselves? Overall health--B, Annual exams--B+, Healthy weight--B, Regular exercise--B, Balanced diet--B, Not smoking--A, Yoga, stretching etc--C, Stress relief--B-.
Only 93% identified as financially secure.
So where do you stand? Do you explore the meaning of life or strive for a life of meaning?
Hint: The latter does not necessarily involve piles of cash.