Nothing Better

Jonathan Clements

NO DOUBT YOU WOULD draw up a somewhat different list. But here’s what I consider life’s greatest pleasures:

  • Talking to loved ones over a glass of wine at the end of the day
  • Losing myself for a few hours in an interesting piece of work
  • Walking in nature
  • Spending time with my kids
  • French fries
  • Waking up after a great night’s sleep
  • Knowing I did the right thing
  • Wrapping up work on a Friday
  • Making love
  • A raucous dinner party
  • Feeling physically spent after a good workout
  • Finally sorting out a long-simmering problem
  • People watching
  • Taking a nap
  • Ending the day with a sense of accomplishment

To me, these are among the finest things life can offer—and they have a common element: You don’t need to be rich to enjoy any of them. Not sure I’m right? Draw up your own list of great pleasures. You might even post it below. How many of the items on your list necessitate great wealth?

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