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The Good Life: Seeking Purpose, Meaning, and Truth in Your Life The Good Life: Seeking Purpose, Meaning, and Truth in Your Life by Charles W. Colson
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“Many people—particularly the young—have been persuaded that such a search is futile. They have been told from their preschool days on that one person’s opinion is as good as another’s, that each person can pick his or her own truth from a multicultural smorgasbord. If one choice proves unsavory, pick another, and so on, until, in a consumerist fashion, we pick the truth we like best. I think the despair of Generations X, Y, and now E comes from this fundamental notion that there’s no such thing as reality or the capital-T truth. Almost every new movie I see these days features a bright, good-looking, talented young man who is so downright sad, he can barely lift his head. I want to scream, “What’s wrong with this guy?” Then I feel a profound compassion because his generation has been forbidden the one thing that makes life such a breathtaking challenge: truth.”
Charles W. Colson, The Good Life
“Our character is determined not by our circumstances but by our reaction to those circumstances.”
Charles W. Colson, The Good Life
“True happiness … is found in fulfilling our higher nature, shaping our lives and our circumstances to reflect the way we are hardwired.”
Charles W. Colson, The Good Life
“We have come to see money as the key to pleasure, and pleasure as the key to happiness. This definition of happiness has become the summum bonum, the ultimate American virtue. As one writer put it, “If you are not chasing money, what are you chasing? … Happiness is the new bottom line.”7 This belief is so much a part of American culture that even people who should know better get confused. According to a recent study, over half of evangelical Christians agree with the following statement: “The purpose of life is enjoyment and personal fulfillment.”
Charles W. Colson, The Good Life
“Almost every new movie I see these days features a bright, good-looking, talented young man who is so downright sad, he can barely lift his head. I want to scream, “What’s wrong with this guy?” Then I feel a profound compassion because his generation has been forbidden the one thing that makes life such a breathtaking challenge: truth.”
Charles W. Colson, The Good Life
“Today the concept of delayed gratification is seen as a denial of some inherent natural right,”
Charles W. Colson, The Good Life
“That’s an accurate statement about Stevens’s early work,”
Charles W. Colson, The Good Life
“What the audience heard was like nothing they had ever encountered.”
Charles W. Colson, The Good Life
“Dying goes on in the midst of life.”
Charles W. Colson, The Good Life
“Only a life lived in service to the truth can be a good life.”
Charles W. Colson, The Good Life
“We could not help but believe in God.”
Charles W. Colson, The Good Life