What is a perfect life to you?



After watching a particular episode of Qi Pa Shuo, I created a poll on Virily asking if there is a button, once pressed, your newborn child would have a customised perfect life. Would you press it?

I'm pretty surprised that most people choose not to press the button, except for a few who had either lost their child or that their child is unwell.

I always thought that we have been striving for a better and perfect life ... but in the end when that is given (not to you but your child), you won't want it?

There is this fear of "What ifs" - what if it's a trap? What if it means turning my kid into a frog?

I don't know why they think this way, but to me, since this question is so open, I'd imagine that I could define the perfect life. It should be a happy life free of trouble, the child still have to work hard and if he did, he'll get what he wants at the end.

I always feel that failure especially after you gave your all, is the biggest setback in life... it hits people so hard, sometimes they could not get back up on their feet. So now, I wish that in the perfect life, you'll get what you want if you work hard enough.

Although I said this, I might not have pressed it myself... Contradicting, I know. But I won't want to dictated my child's life, maybe when he gets older, I'd ask him if he wants to press the button, if that is still possible.

So, what do you think? Will you press the button? What is your idea of a perfect life?

7 comments:

  1. Its never easy to define perfect and who knows ehat the creator of the button idea of perfect is. I won’t know to press or not; something is too good then it usually is

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    1. Well, you maybe right and I understand your point of view. Thank you for your input

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  2. really explains everything in detail,the article is very interesting and effective.Thank you and good luck for the upcoming articles

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  3. Very interesting thought. I guess that perfect just do not exist. And what people think is perfect is definitely different for everyone. Maybe we all need to make our own mistakes on the way to our "perfect" lives.

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    1. That is true... It's hard to define "perfect" and my definition may not be my child's so I'd leave it to him.

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    1. That's cool, Janice.
      You're one of those really decisive one.

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