Why A Good Life Was All I Needed
There is nothing better in this life than to get to live your life in a way that is healthy and beneficial to you and the world around you. I know this because, for a lot of years of my life, I had never known what the purpose of living a good life was. I was always a carefree person who cared for nothing but himself, and everything I did was destructive to not just me but the people that cared about me as well. Having to be incarcerated for a few years and watching your mother cry as you are being taken to custody is not something that you do not want to relive at all.
Being in a rehab center too for some months to get off the addictions that I had was no picnic too and just like jail, I had to make sure that I toughen up. However, the toughening up needed for prison and rehab are entirely different as in prison you go in with the thought that some big bully in there might mess with you real bad as prison stories are scary.
My uncle once told me that he was in jail for a couple of months, and the inmate that was known as president was this short and bony guy but who knew martial arts. He was rumored to have punched an elephant to death with just one blow. I highly doubted the authenticity of this story, but when my uncle got to talking, you never interrupt.
Anyway, a good life should entail you getting to live in a way that is not just suitable for you but the people around you as well. It entails that you do not just think about yourself but your surroundings as well. This is hard for some people as I was as you get to be selfish. I would steal money out of my mother’s purse, so I could buy some drugs when I got from school. I never thought of the fact that my mom was a single mother who was taking care the four of us as my father had left when we were young.
I only cared about myself and my drug addiction, and I didn’t care that the money I took was probably meant to buy groceries that would see my three siblings and me through another week. So, getting to live a good life does not necessary mean that I did it for myself but for the people that love me and never gave up on me.
Now My Good Life Begins…
Once I started doing things to put a smile on my mother’s face, I found myself to be happy too and since then I can’t complain at all about the choices that I have had since then. It is an incredible feeling to get to know that you are loved, and you should live a life that is a good example for the people that love you.
I got to read a lot of books while I was in prison as well as when I was in the rehab and these are the ones that set me on the path that I needed to be to get to live a good life. One of the effects of living this kind of life is that you get actually to see the world in a different light. You get to smile now and then because of it, and these are one of the most important values. You also get to see the people that you love become happy for you, and this is one of the best gifts that you can ever have.
I was always used to see my mother cry because of me but now I look at her, and I could never be happier. Another reason is that you get to keep a job. I know that doesn’t sound like what you would expect, but I never used to keep a job, and I would get fired in a day or so. Now I can comfortably keep a job for as long as it lasts and this is not one of the benefits of living a good life, then expect none. However, get to live by this and you will see changes. Big changes.