How should one live their lives what does it mean by, a life well lived? An octogenarian pearl diver in Okinawa, leading a simple life amid the swaying palm trees and rocky outcrops "a life well lived"? A bathroom attendant in Mumbai? Jeff Bezos?
There are billions of voices online, billions of stories, we all started in the same way, born of womb, and die alone. What is a life well lived?
Reminds me of Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley
I met a traveller from an antique land,
Who said—“Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. . . . Near them, on the sand,
Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed;
And on the pedestal, these words appear:
My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings;
Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair!
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.”