CHINESE ADVICE TO 50-YEARS OLD and OLDER.
Because none of us has many years to live, and we can’t take along anything when we go…. we don’t have to be too thrifty.
Spend the money that should be spent, enjoy what should be enjoyed, donate what you are able to donate, but don’t leave all of your hard earned wealth to your children or grandchildren, for you don’t want them to become parasites who are waiting for the day you will die!!
DON’T WORRY about what will happen after you are gone, because when you return to dust, you will feel nothing about, social praises, acceptances or criticisms. The time to enjoy the worldly life and your hard earned wealth will be over and soon like all other famous and non-famous beings NOBODY will be bothered about you!
DON’T WORRY too much about your children, for children will have their own destiny and should find their own way. Don’t be your children’s slave. Care for them, love them, give them gifts but also enjoy your money while you can. Life should have more to it than working from the cradle to the grave!!
DON’T EXPECT too much from your children. Ask yourself how much you care about your own parents… Caring children, though caring, would be busy with their jobs and commitments to render only OCCASSIONAL help.
Uncaring children may fight over your assets even when you are still alive, and wish for your early demise so they can inherit your properties and wealth.
Your children take for granted that they are rightful heirs to your wealth; but that you have ABSOLUTELY NO claims to their money.
50-year olds, don’t trade in – your health for wealth, by working yourself to an early grave anymore. Because your money may not be able to buy your health.
When to stop making money, and how much MONEY IS enough ?
A hundred, thousand, One million, ten million, one billion… ?
Out of thousands of hectares of good farm land, you can consume only 1/4 kg of rice daily…. ; out of 10 mansions, you only need 8 square meters of space to rest at night.
So, as long as you have enough food and enough money to spend, that is good enough. You should live happily. Every family has its own problems.
Just DO NOT COMPARE with others for fame and social status and see whose children are doing better etc., but challenge others for happiness, health, enjoyment, quality of life and longevity.
DON’T WORRY about things that you can’t change… age, height, weight, colour….. because it doesn’t help and it will DEFINATELY spoil your health to an early GRAVE. .
You have to create your own well-being and find your own place of happiness.
As long as you are in good mood and good health, think about happy things, do happy things daily and have fun in doing these things… then you will pass your time happily every day.
IF One day passes WITHOUT happiness, you will lose one day.
IF One day passes WITH happiness, then you WILL gain an addirional one day.
In good spirit, sickness will be cured;
In a happy spirit, sickness will be cured faster; in high and happy spirits, sickness will never come to you.
With good mood and suitable amount of exercise, always out in the sun, eating a variety of foods, reasonable amounts of vitamins and minerals intake, hopefully you will live another additional 20 to 30 years of a healthy life of fun and pleasure.
– ABOVE ALL –
Learn to cherish the goodness around you.. and the good FRIENDS you have…… They all make you feel young and “wanted”… without them you will surely feel lost!!!!
Wishing you all the best for the years to come.
Please share this with all your friends who are 50 plus and those who will be 50 plus after some time and also with your children