Saying that you have no regrets and that Life is Good requires us to take a certain position. Every morning, we each wake up with a choice: to focus on the obstacles in our lives, or to focus on the opportunities. Optimism is a powerful approach to accomplishing goals and living a fulfilling life. By acknowledging obstacles and opportunities—but focusing on the opportunities—optimism enables us to explore the world with open arms and an eye toward solutions and growth. It requires us to rejoice, refuse, and remember.
The book of Ecclesiastes strikes a chord in modern people who are studying the meaning of life. All things lead to meaninglessness and despair, if you live a life without God. The whole duty of a human being is to “fear God and keep his commandments.”