What Is The Most Important Thing In Life?

It’s not what you think it is…or is it?

Daniel Wieser 🔥
3 min readJan 20, 2023


Careeraddict states 12 most important things in life. Two of them are Health and Love.

Being healthy is the single, most important part of our existence — without good health, our lives can be cut short. Source: Careeraddict

Love is not just the love of others, but most of all loving yourself and the feeling you have for doing the activities that you love doing.

Love is also the feeling that will drive you throughout your career, extracurricular activities, interests and hobbies. Source: Careeraddict

Others are friends, family, etc.

Are Humans Rational?

As Glenn Geher, Ph.D. wrote in his interesting article: Humans are not wired to be logical. So we cannot just guess that everyone takes the most rational decision on what is the most important thing in their lives.

ChatGPT wrote:

The most important thing in life can be different for each person, as it can depend on one’s values, beliefs, and goals. Some people may believe that family and relationships are the most important thing, while others may prioritize career success or personal growth. Ultimately, what is considered the most important thing in life can change throughout a person’s lifetime as their priorities and values evolve.

So the most rational decision would probably be…

From a rational perspective, one could argue that the most important thing in life is to achieve a state of well-being and happiness.

What is Happiness?

ChatGPT answers:

Happiness is a complex and multi-faceted concept that can mean different things to different people. In general, happiness is often described as a positive emotional state that is characterized by feelings of contentment, satisfaction, and fulfillment. It can also include a sense of well-being and overall life satisfaction.

Well, that does not help…

How Do You See Yourself?

If you hate yourself you are probably not be happy with your life or yourself. On the other hand, if you love yourself you have a better feeling and sense of your own existence… or that’s what I thought.

„if you don’t align your entire life with one, singular quest for greatness, you’ll dilute your focus and drive to a point where becoming extraordinary is not possible.“ — Sean Patrick, Awakening Your Inner Genius

A vision is an idea of yourself, how you want to be in the future. The difference with a goal is that you already identify with this vision. This eventually leads you to do the things that your future self does (habits), which then lead you to your future self.

„When you see your life as scripted out and recognize that this is not…Why am I doing this? Maybe, if I don’t leave right now, I’m gonna be that dude for the rest of my life.“ — A.J. Leon, Minimalism: A Documentary About The Important Things

For me, the most important thing is being who I want to be.

It is, after all, not that important to go after material possessions. Some things in life are just not worth pursuing…

Act like the person you want to be.

That’s where you start.

That’s what you’re doing now.

Do all the habits every day.

And enjoy doing them.

But not because you want to achieve something.
But because you are that person.
Because you already embody your vision.

And in the end, you will become yourself.



Daniel Wieser 🔥

http://www.danielwieser.com Genius Mastermind 📚 Wrote a lot of books just for fun | ASD | Writes about writing books, technology, AI, ChatGPT.