I’ve never been one to make goals, and this is slightly problematic given the little experiment my aunt and I have, apparently, determined to set up. (see comments) I mean, I know the important goal, the thing I actually strive for, happiness. I wish to be happy in life. After that it’s a little fuzzy.
I think setting specific goals can often distract from what is really important, but since I’ve already determined what’s really important, I’ll list some things that I currently believe would help me with that goal. They’re not things specific enough to objectively measure achievement, but they’re the general direction I’ll be trying to head.
- Have good friends and do things with them
- Have a job that is either
- simple and not very time consuming
- rewarding and vivifying
- both 1 and 2
- Improve the world, by my standards, which include
- increasing scientific knowledge
- increasing critical thinking skills
- providing entertainment
- producing a product that people use (for good)
- alleviating suffering (current and/or future)
- making enough money to donate significant quantities to people doing 1 – 5
- Maintain or improve my health
- Increase my skill set and knowledge
That seems like a pretty good list. It is kinda late, though. I’ll update it if I think of anything to add. Am I missing anything big?