Japan's Meaning Of Life

What I've got from my brother
I had never thought about the meaning of my life until I lost my yonger brother when I was 21. I regretted i hadn't communicated with him nor helped him enough, and I got to think I didn't deserve to live on while he was trying hard to.

Then, one day my mother told me that I got a big role to play for my brother- she said I have to live a happy life on behalf of him, and to remember him to the day I die.

She also told me about a saying that people die twice.The first is when they have a physical death, and the second is when they are buried in oblivivon. We can do nothing when losing someone from physical death, on the other hand, remambrance can stayin our mind as long as we try to keep.

Since I heard of this, I've decided not to anxious, and not to be irresolute anymore. I have to, I'm needed to live my life with all my best, which my brother couldn't in his short life, and I'll keep the momories about him as long as I live. This is the meaning of life.

Treasure friends
To be honest. I'm not sure what the meaning of life is. Everybody has a different interpretation, and it also changes as you grow older. When i was a child growing up in Tokyo, Japan, my meaning of life was to cherish friendsand belong to a group. Every year I looked forward to the summer festival to enjoy traditional foods, fireworks and wearing simplified version of the kimono.

When I was a teenager, I moved to Central America with my family. My meaning of life shifted more towards love and relationships with a boy. I was already thinking of marriage and children with someone that I wasn't even that happy with. I neglected my family and socialised with them only on special occasions.

When I was in teh US for university, I noticed that my dorm mates always called their family. I thought back on my family trips and how I was always so unhappy because I wasn't with my friends. My meaning of life since then has expanded to not only treasure friends, but also family, co-workers, the 7 eleven clerk, even a stranger who did a kind gesture.