Four Aspects of a Great Life

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While on a silent meditation retreat in October 2019, I spent some (non-sitting) time pondering what a “great life” consists of, if broken down to its most essential qualities. Obviously, different people have different values and therefore different aspirations for their lives. But I wanted to distill this down to the basics. I wanted to try to determine what the core components of such a life would be, such that a life without any one…