Friends chatted and suddenly thought: If a person's life is an account, with income and expenses, then when we are about to finish this life, we might as well look back and do some calculations: How much surplus is there in this life? The answer should be diverse: some people are positive, some are negative, and some are zero.
The question is, how to define income and expenditure? If you define it in terms of material, it's easy. For example, your life-long expenses for food, clothing, housing, education, and medical care can be counted.
What about the return? It is also clear to calculate with income such as wages. But is the subtraction of the two equal to the surplus in life? of course not.
First of all, life expenditure is obviously not only material. Raising a child requires more effort and energy in addition to money. How can this effort be quantified?
Secondly, should the father or the mother spend more emotion and energy? How does this compare?
The same is true for returns. If the child works, he will give his parents 1,000 yuan a month, which is an income for his parents, but how to calculate the care and companionship given by the child?
After talking like this, everyone found that their own life account was unable to calculate the income and expenditure. However, almost everyone said: My account has a surplus.
Friend A said that although my business has been sluggish in the past two years and I have lost a lot of money, but in the process, I have made many real friends. This kind of friendship is my surplus.
Friend B said that I ended my long single life and seemed to have lost the freedom of being single, but I also entered a new stage of life, with more people to care for and companionship. Therefore, in the future, my family will be me. Surplus.
Friend C said that I used to seldom communicate with my family. In the past two years, because of the many changes in my life, I have had more time to spend time with my family, which made my family and I know each other better. In the past, we used WeChat and phone to communicate. Now we are used to face-to-face communication. This kind of communication is my surplus.
Friends talked about the surplus in their lives, none of which has anything to do with money. When it was my turn, I thought about it for a while and said: In fact, the account of life changes all the time.
At this moment, we are talking about a meaningful topic and get inspired, which is also a kind of surplus. If our meeting is boring, the time wasted is expenditure. When I am old, looking back on my life account and looking at my life account, I can think of a lot of quality and meaningful time, and can think of many valuable people and things. Then, there are four surpluses in my life account. Words-there is no wasting.