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How do ordinary people live an extraordinary life? What truly drives life, business and economic engine? What is the invisible force shapes

Physiology, molecules of Emotions. Human Behaviour. Sorrow, joy, peak performance, vitality, intuition, playfulness, genius, creativity, healing, laughter, yoga, movement and radical forgiveness, illusion and sex

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    Sep 14 2012: hmm...they live more in the moment...
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    Sep 13 2012: How do ordinary people live an extraordinary life?

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      Oct 7 2012: Yes.
      That is foolsih!
      INVALID competition!
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    Sep 13 2012: I don't think there is such a thing as an extraordinary life. We are all human; we don't have absolute power over everything; there will be difficult times, there will depressing times; and nothing good comes easy.

    There is always something ahead of us that would seem like the way and means to happiness.
    But happiness is a choice; and greatness requires hard work, persistence and sacrifices.
    Sometimes we try our best, and it would seem as if our best is not good enough.

    But we have to do the most important thing in all we do: TRY OUR BEST.
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    Sep 13 2012: Purpose and Goals, what is this thing that pursues these goals? You
    • Sep 13 2012: True. Without purpose and goals, one cannot continue living...
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      Oct 7 2012: That is "keeping one's own DNA alive"!
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    Sep 13 2012: Reject cultural greed and follow your soul...
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      Oct 7 2012: Soul is the data-programs of our instincts/pre-instincts run in the brain?
  • Sep 13 2012: I see your point here., Rick. What I mean by ordinary people is people who are just being themselves. People who are using the basic human emotions we all share in common to shine in their everyday life, community and business
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      Sep 13 2012: What...or maybe more importantly, Who...should determine if somebody is "shining" in their own life, whether it be their everyday life, community, or business?

      That's the only thng I was trying to say, and I think you understand that from your above post.

      Bill Gates dropped out of college. Most people (at the time) would have probably said, "What a failure!". No doubt his decision to do so was because of some basic human emotions he felt at the time. Then he starts a business in his garage that grows to change the world...and get a whole bunch of other people to look at him as a Greedy Corporate Money Grabber Who Made Way Too Much Money. But hey...wasn't he just being himself?

      Compare him to a high school dropout who decides to just say "To heck with all this!", buys a surfboard, and does odd jobs to make just enough money to support his surfing passion. He's just being himself too. And no doubt there would be many people who would look at him and say, "What a lazy Bum!"

      To me, neither one of them is "ordinary". They are both extraordinary, in their own use of their own basic emotions to shine in the way that makes them individually happy. To me, that is what makes someone's individual life extraordinary.

      Like TED Lover said, extraordinary people living extraordinary lives define those words for themselves. It's when someone allows someone else to define or set criteria about being ordinary or extraordinary that you end up living a life you may not really enjoy.

      I don't think anyone leading an extraordinary life is just an ordinary person. If they themselves feel their life is extraordinary, they've discovered the secret to being an extraordinary person, too (in the context of what I think your question is asking).
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    Gail .

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    Sep 13 2012: Thoughts are things. Ordinary people who know this and use them deliberately, live extraordinary lives, no matter how you define the word extraordinary. They define that word for themselves. We are powerful beings indeed.
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    Sep 13 2012: Unanswerable question, unless you are willing to define what an "ordinary" person is compared to an "extraordinary" person. Same thing as to an "extraordinary life" vs just a plain old ordinary life.

    Is anybody ready to start categorizing people that way? On what merits, achievements, contributions to their fellow man, etc?

    Slippery slope to start transiting. Fraught with all the characteristics of why Human Beings can't get along with each other already.
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    Oct 7 2012: I think:
    All those are shaped by the invisible force of "keeping one’s DNA alive"!

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    Sep 15 2012: Every now and then you have to close your eyes and jump without letting anyone know your eyes were shut.
  • Sep 13 2012: To me neither one of them is "ordinary"....................

    Love that paragraph
  • Sep 13 2012: I feel you.thanks for sharing your heart
  • Sep 13 2012: @ted lover totally agree xx
  • Sep 12 2012: Let's think and watch this progress.