Originally Answered: What's the best attitude to take towards life in general, in your personal opinion?
Since we've got only one life to live ( I suspect that there are no second chances ) , then it behooves us to make full use of our shortly allotted time here on earth by trying to live a worthy and meaningful life . Life is meant to be enjoyed because our purpose is to be happy as much as we can . Thus , it's not worthwhile to spend your life harboring negative and unhappy thoughts and attitudes which would only make you sad , miserable and unable to live effectively . Of course , life throws us " curved balls " that are seemingly insurmountable and make us duck with discouragement , hopelessness , despair and other negative feelings and reactions . These setbacks , disappointments, frustrations , and even failures that we undergo now and then need not immobilize or incapacitate us . The greatest power we have is to choose and we can opt , instead , to face life's storms squarely and bravely . If we would just hang in there and not give up but stick to it , we'll soon muster enough courage and determination to continue persisting until we have finally triumphed and overcome whatever challenges and difficulties that life has to offer . In other words , we ought to take a courageous and undaunted attitude towards life in general because with these attributes , we have the power to cope and deal with our problems and eventually be able to find or think of ways to solve them . Having conquered our difficulties , we become buoyed . Thus , life is not only full of problems , but it is also full of the overcoming of problems . And the joy is in the overcoming . If you' ll just imagine and feel the happy ending , then it will come to pass . The right attitude to take as regards problems is that they shall eventually pass away . They will not last . Your winter will thaw . There's the popular adage which states : " This , too , shall pass ." It's just like sailing a ship , which , when faced with a storm , enables its captain to become tougher, braver and wiser as a result of having to deal quickly in an emergency . And so , we cannot afford to take a nonchalant or indifferent attitude towards life because it is too precious to waste . In short , you have to put in a brave front against life's vicissitudes . Otherwise , you're through . Life is , thus , not always smooth sailing and you've got to accept that reality . However , whatever it takes is what we ought to do . Difficulties often fall away of themselves before the determination to overcome them . Bear in mind that adversity is the source of our strength . We become stronger , wiser , tougher , and morresourceful as a result of having to survive life's storms . And so , next time that we encounter more challenges , we are no longer afraid because we have proven to ourselves that we can be firm and resilient . John Milton , a great poet , once said , " Who best can suffer , best can do " And the German philosopher , Friedrich Nietzsche , once wrote : " What does not kill me makes me stronger ." He also said that " He who has a why to live for can bear almost anyhow . " And so , we must be optimistic and hopeful that everything will turn out well in the end . Were it not for hope , the heart would break . And things turn out for the best to those who make the best out of how things turn out . To sum up , the best attitude we can take towards life is that life is not a bed of roses , and we ought to learn how to dance with the kind of music that it plays . Our problems are not meant to make us bitter , but BETTER . There is growth in adversity and struggle . And our life becomes meaningful only to the extent that we have derived fulfillment , satisfaction , joy and happiness while we live , and it is only possible to attain such level of achievement if we knew how to maintain a " fighting -spirit " attitude . It is not the size of the dog in the fight that counts , but the size of the FIGHT in the dog .