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    To me, it's just doing what satiates me. If i'm happy working a basic job just so i can embrace going on small adventures with my close friends, then fantastic. If i'm happy traveling to new places because i want to visit people and not with sightseeing as my first priority, so be it.
    I've always come across this misconception of "The big house with the white picket fence. Babies and a dog running around and tending to them. A successful career and traveling all over the world to see various things and climb the highest mountains!" While this is fantastic and true of some people, it is the furthest thing from living my life to the fullest for me. I'm fairly simple and laid back and my basis can seem very pseudo-Fi when it's just me and then seem very ENFJ-Fe-insanity when others are involved.

    I would rather enjoy my life as i live it, than strive to enjoy it eventually. People die before eventually, so why die unsatisfied? Not to say people who want the larger things in life are wrong, but everyone should make time for enjoyment throughout their journey.

    I just want to enjoy who i am and the people i care about. Nothing too extravagant.
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    Pure hedonism. Mixed with some long-term planning.

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    Just to make a related observation, I constantly have a discussion with my ENTP best friend (whoo, stereotypes!) about this subject. For some reason, he is incapable of understanding the fact that I don't need to go to giant music festivals half way across the world or jump out of an airplane to feel like I've lived my life to the fullest.

    Something like the successful exposure of my writing to others is more than enough for me to consider my life "lived to the fullest."

    Has anyone else ever dealt with a situation like this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Words of Ivory View Post
    Just to make a related observation, I constantly have a discussion with my ENTP best friend (whoo, stereotypes!) about this subject. For some reason, he is incapable of understanding the fact that I don't need to go to giant music festivals half way across the world or jump out of an airplane to feel like I've lived my life to the fullest.

    Something like the successful exposure of my writing to others is more than enough for me to consider my life "lived to the fullest."

    Has anyone else ever dealt with a situation like this?
    Definitely. My ISTJ arch nemesis told me that my disinclination to travel the world made me and my life sound boring and clouded.
    He couldn't accept that i'm agreeable when asked if i'd like to join someone whose goal it is (if feasible), but it isn't my goal. Life is subjective. My blood boils a little when people can't grasp that.
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    Yeah I feel the same way. I like to travel... to visit people, but I don't feel any intense need to 'see the world'. There is a lot to see anywhere. More than enough for a lifetime.
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    For myself, I think it means trying not to get too wrapped up in my own instincts/perspectives/natural ways of being. Trying to keep my eyes open to alternatives and experiencing various life experiences (lol..what a phrase), even if out of my comfort zone, to add to my collection of what life is or what it could be. Various different elements. Not allowing myself to get stuck in just one mindset. i.e. Not falling into the purely sensory, but not falling into the purely intellectual either. Not staying completely put, but not being constantly on the go either. I tend to view any extreme - no matter what - as meaning you're then forgoing an equally valid way of being. And to forgo one way would mean you're 'missing out', in a way, on certain elements it can bring to the table of your life. Now you may learn while dabbling that one way really isn't your cup of tea, and that's fine..but at least you tried, and it does add to a richer, more versatile/varied (imo) life.

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    To mean it means ambiguity. You know like saying that's nice dear when the person annoys the heck out of you and you rather say thats nice than, you annoy the feck out of me, now bugger off. It means a kind of insincerity, like a sweeping statement that is as the saying of, honestly, I really really honestly didn't do it, honest, like totally! But of course saying it that much means they did something but are covering or hiding something in the process.

    So to me saying living life to the fullest is another one of those expressions. You say it but don't understand the meaning behind why you say it. To be able to live life to the fullest you would then be inclined to live on adrenaline and simply live each day as a maximising effect like it was your last. And when you say it offhandedly there is a meaning that you wish you did but your dreams are diminished and its a off handed remark about something, a self defeating exercise. An excuse that you should be living your life to the fullest and reality says otherwise.

    Hence it is rather impossible to live life to the fullest and there in lies the ambiguity, a limiting belief. What however you can do is live in the present and take each moment as a stepping stone to the next without expectations that you have or haven't lived life to the fullest.

    For possibility is endless so too are limitations and absolutes and indentures in the road of happenstance, a middle ground of intentions that manifest in the realm of transient reality are like an energised springboard of precipitation towards those events that make your life meaningful. None of this business about living life to the fullest. Its like saying oh, I forgot to run that marathon yesterday, but I'll do it tomorrow. Man I would love to run that marathon tomorrow but it looks like its raining. How good was I when I ran that marathon when I was young, oh yeah right on I'll train harder so I can run the marathon in the future of course when I am older.

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    I could have written a lot of what is already in this thread. I especially agree with Halla74 and Whatever.

    For me living life to the fullest is about living my life the way I want to. I feel like for the past 10 years I did not live my life to the fullest whatsoever. I was living my life by the expectations of others, my parents, the church, my husband. I was miserable. I have finally started living my life to the fullest, or trying at least. It's been a habit of mine to deny, deny, deny, now I want to live, live, live. So for me it is doing what I want, think is best and makes me happy.

    Specifically I like new places, experiences, and people, but I think that varies from type to type and person to person.
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    Not pissing opportunities away mostly. It's kind of personal for me since my parents are huge fuckups in everything and just let life pass them by and come up with excuses for everything so I feel compelled not to end up like them. To the point that if I'm bored or not doing something I feel like I am going to end up like them and freak out.

    I also think the term itself is something of a vague platitude that is used in place of actually living your life to the fullest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pixelholic View Post
    Not pissing opportunities away mostly. It's kind of personal for me since my parents are huge fuckups in everything and just let life pass them by and come up with excuses for everything so I feel compelled not to end up like them. To the point that if I'm bored or not doing something I feel like I am going to end up like them and freak out.
    If you despise your parents so much, why do you remain emotionally and financially dependent on them?

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