We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give. – Winston Churchill
If you want to make a living, you would probably require a lot of things to sustain your livelihood and thus, it is rightly said that we make a living by getting things that we want to! On the other hand, that’s the approach of being able to survive which is completely different from your perspective of looking towards making a life.
Life is completely contradictory to the way we make a living. To live is to survive. In order to survive, you need to have a lot of resources, from water to air and most importantly, money, you need to have all of them to be able to live and make sure that you are being able to avail a livelihood. On the other hand, our perception of making a life is way different.
However, when we are making a life, our perception seems to change quite differently. We make a life by our ability to give towards others. We live our life through self-esteem and thus, socializing seems to be a core attribute for all of us.
We make a life by our ability to help others, being able to sympathize and stand beside other people around us. Making a life is way off-track than that of making a living. When we make a living, we focus on our ability to grab things from the environment and other creatures around us.
On the contrary, when we make a life, we tend to walk on the path of humanity and ensure sticking to our faiths. We take care that we are able to grow ourselves, as well as, are allowing others to grow along with us.