What are some good quotes about life's lessons?


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Some good quotes about life's lessons are "Focus on what matters and let go of what doesn’t," and "Life always offers you a second chance. It’s called tomorrow." Another one is "My life is perfect, even when it is not" by Ellen DeGeneres.

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Quotes on life's lessons are meant to inspire, encourage and guide people in their quest for happiness. They attempt to answer philosophical questions such as "What is the purpose of life?", "How can one lead a happy life? or "What is important in life?" These rhetorical questions have stimulated philosophical, scientific and religious thought since ancient times and the variety of answers available reflect the various cultural and ideological backgrounds that exist in the world.

Minimalist authors Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus assert that what really matter in life are not material things. They list life lessons such as how people must love and show that love, that happiness is not for sale, that the definition of success depends on the person's perspective, how people must strive for change and not take health for granted. They also believe that people find meaning in life by giving and contributing and finding passion in what one does.

Modern western philosophical perspectives on the meaning of life contain elements of ancient Greek philosophy and 20th century philosophy. Platonism believed that the meaning of life is attaining the good from which all things derive usefulness and value. Twentieth century philosophies include existentialism and pragmatism which believe that life's meaning is largely a unique, personal experience based on what the individual considers important.

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