Top 10 Most Important Things in Life

The Top Ten
1 God

The whole person of a man or woman is to praise God. He created us to have a relationship with Him. If we miss that, we miss what we were created for. God made us in His image, but we have decided to depart from that image. People can only reflect God's image when they have a relationship. A relationship doesn't mean going to church or reading the Bible. It means actually being like God, imitating Him.

Let us love God, and love one another. It's easy to love your friend, even evil people love their friends. It is much harder to love your enemy or those who don't like you. Let's pray for those who don't know God and all those around us. If we love God, then let's do what He asks of us in the Bible. Let's stop sinning and start getting closer to Him in prayer.

There would be no point in life without God. I don't honestly believe people can be truly happy until they know God and have Him in their life. God guides me every day through all things. Since I became a Christian four years ago, I cannot tell you, brothers and sisters, how great my life has become. Every day I feel happy and blessed.

Before I turned to God, I was a non-believer. I lived a life of sin and crime, with no respect or morals. I did really bad, rotten things, and had no consideration for anyone other than myself. I was self-centered, stubborn, and nasty. I was not a nice person. My life was empty, I was depressed, and I had no love in my heart.

Then, some terrible things happened to me, and I was at the lowest point in my life. I was hopeless and turned to God. God helped me and got me through it all. He gave me strength, faith, and hope that things would get better, and they did. It goes to show how great God's love is. Even though I was a sinner and did terrible things, He still had mercy on me and guided me. He showed me light in my darkest times, loved me, and I believe God forgave me. Now, it's like I have been reborn. The old me is dead and gone. I am unrecognizable. It's only been four years, and I have changed so much as a person, both on the inside and outside.

The way I carry myself, behave, and dress has changed. People from my past life spot me in the street and question, Is that you? What's going on? I'm a new person with a new heart. It didn't just happen overnight. It happened over a period of time. Bit by bit, my faith and connection with God got stronger. I kept praying, and the more I prayed, the better my life became. I know God answered my prayers.

God is there 24/7 for anyone. He is always reachable, so I urge anyone who doesn't have God in their life to accept Jesus Christ as their savior, turn to God, and repent. I promise you, your life will be better. God bless, brothers and sisters.

2 Love

Love towards your family, friends, and everybody else is important. Love can turn to stone the anger in a traffic jam, get you through annoyances, and pain inflicted by others. It is what motivates you and shows you the best of all ways to follow through any situation, however simple that feeling may be. You work to take advantage of the wonderful working opportunities that the world has to offer (and living conditions), accomplish yourself, and give a goal to your life, but doing more than the minimum there is just a bonus. For you could spend a whole life with love to give and receive and only that, and still be happy. Love. Print it all over your life. Simple as that.

Recently, I've been viewing YouTube videos of those who have had life-changing experiences. Those who died and went to hell say there was no love there, no fellowship of any kind. No strength to walk, talk, or enjoyment of any kind. They gasp for breath but find no success. Then the pain, with no comfort whatsoever. Love was not there. To reject God is to reject Love.

Then, the videos of people who went to heaven experience so much love and joy it was nothing but awesome. The impact of their experiences drastically changed their lives. They are sharing their stories. God is good, and if you want good, choose God.

3 Family

Family stays with you in any situation.

This is one of the great advantages of family and none of us ever realize this at any time. You may have lots of friends or relations or office mates. They will definitely be with you in your happy times or any successful achievements. But, your parents or sisters or brothers are the only ones who will stay with you in your hard and difficult times. Do you know what? Your mom and dad are the only ones who understand you much more than any other people in the world. Because they are your creators and they are the only ones traveling with you from the beginning. So they understand your feelings and are always there for you whenever you need someone abundantly. This is the power of family. There are many people who can help you, but family will help you whenever you are alone.

One of my biggest fears in life (if not, my biggest) is loneliness. I cannot imagine a life where there is no one to turn to for support during times of threat and adversity. Investing in relationships is crucially important for this purpose but this is especially the case for immediate blood relatives.

Put simply, if I discovered that I only had one day left to live, I would do everything in my power to spend that day with my family. That would be my sole priority.

4 Health

Health is the number one priority in life. Period. Without it, you simply cannot experience life the way you want. Every other aspect of life will be jeopardized if your health is not up to scratch. The most basic yet most essential requirement is to live your life healthily.

Perhaps the reason why so many people are not healthy is that just because they don't ‘spend time' on it, they can easily neglect it in favor of the things they do spend time on (e.g. work, family). A lot of people take their health for granted. But in reality, it should not be difficult to stay healthy - that is both physically and mentally. It's a case of making the right choices and avoiding bad habits.

This is number one above all, even if you aren't capable of understanding that.

Without health, you're dead.

Health is wellbeing - physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, social, environmental, occupational, and financial.

It's the single most important thing to any life. You don't exist without it. It's necessary to formulate this list.

Everything comes afterwards.

5 Music

There are actually studies in the medical world where they use music to treat depression. Let me point out that in the philosophy of Pythagoras, music and its relation with mood swings was already very well known and also important to understand the harmony of nature and the universe.

I personally can't live happily without music. Also, just because music is made and practiced in a "reality" world by humans, I find it more important than unrealistic concepts like God, Jesus, Allah, and so on.

As exaggerated as I may come off, it's hard to imagine life without music. Parties wouldn't be parties, fun travels to other places in the world wouldn't be as memorable, graduations wouldn't make us feel the same, so many things would be quiet and simply dull. Music is definitely one of the main things that make life one hell of an awesome ride.

Who doesn't love music? I love rock, country, blues, and folk. From Led Zeppelin to Yes to Jimi Hendrix to BB King to Bob Dylan, music is an amazing thing. While everyone has their own type that they enjoy, we can all agree that music is an awesome thing. As the other poster said, whether you like pop, rock, rap, country, blues, or anything else, music is just incredible.

6 Friends

Second to God (God is NOT a ‘thing', in my opinion), friends are the best thing in life. To the point, do you like the presence of your parents? Your siblings? For me, I'd prefer my friends. If you have the ‘normal' pair of parents, every time you try a ‘normal chat' with them, it would always end in a preaching lesson. Parents would always fuss over us, and assume stuff they don't have the slightest idea of. They love us the way we are, maybe, but they always hope to change every part of us. And worse? We need to suck it up.

On the other hand, friends don't have that authority over us. They are equal to us. We rant about our parents, and unlike our parents, they let us act as we wish. They are like a bin for us to let our stress in. Without them, I might've died a long time ago. I had a ‘no-friends' experience once, and talking to walls isn't fun. Trust me.

Second to God, this is the most important item on the list (in my opinion). Too many people believe that "friends come and go," but I know what real friendship is. Friends can become your family. True friends are lifelong. They'll be with you forever and ever, but only if you want them to.

The amazing thing about friendship is the fact that two or more people, who come from alternate cultures, places, and families, begin to cherish each other. I believe the number one reason friendship has lost its meaning is because the word itself is so misused (especially in the USA). It isn't that people choose bad friends, really it's that we choose bad people to call friends. There's a boundary between acquaintance and friend, and people need to learn it.

What about family some would ask? Really, when it comes to family vs (true) friendship, I prefer friendship, but other people have preferences. I say that they should generally be seen equal in priority, but the choice of the one that means the most is up to you.

7 Happiness

I would have to agree with the philosopher Aristotle, who stated that happiness, or what he called eudaimonia, is the most important thing in life. True happiness is the one true end in life, everything else is a means used to achieve true happiness. For example, if you're healthy, you're happy. Love leads to happiness. For many people, knowledge brings them happiness. Many people may even say that God makes them happy.

Happiness is the one true goal in life. If we use our innate sense of rationality, we can figure this out for ourselves. To conclude, without happiness, life would be dull and not worth living. In order to live a productive and successful life, you must be happy in yourself, your work, and your hobbies. Therefore, happiness must be the most important thing in life. All the empirical facts point towards it.

So before voting for God or love or even family, stop and think about what you actually want from life. I'm sure most of you will want to be happy.

8 Knowledge

How do you think that we evolved? It's because we gathered up knowledge. Now look at us, relearning what people in the past discovered, discovering new things, and more. It's important because it made most of the things we have. Heck, even the ability to do simple stuff like eating and sleeping comes from knowledge because you followed simple instructions on doing them within about an hour of being on the Earth.

Why is God #1 on the list? Not everyone believes in God and there's no proof of his existence, but there is proof for knowledge existing and there is proof that we are constantly getting an increased amount of knowledge per minute. Right now, I gathered a new piece of knowledge by simply looking at knowledge being in the #9 spot, and that knowledge is ‘Knowledge is in the #9 spot' (surprise, surprise).

Knowledge is power. Knowledge is almighty. It takes knowledge to know about God, to follow his teachings. I swear those who voted for God never read neither Bahavad Gita nor Bible or Qur'an.These people hardly follow God's teachings. In the name of God they ignorantly do everything that he told not to do. There is a reason these are called holy books you know.Simply put God is love.Next thing is not just family but love towards and from family. Then you need knowledge on how to be healthy. Hence Knowledge is everything.

9 Money

Who spends 40+ hrs per week praying to God, looking for a partner, having sex, spending time with friends, or listening to music? No one I know does. But they all go to work so they can get more money. Money is the bread and butter of life. Without money, none of these other things are really possible. You could reasonably argue health is more important than money. Like not having use of your legs, being horribly burned or dying from cancer before you reach 25 is not worth it even with all the money in the world. But after that, money is clearly the bread and butter of life, people. If you don't think so, you're just being jealous.

You can live without money, try looking up a poor place. How do they survive? I mean, come on, everyone is so dependent on money that they don't see the true purpose in life. You need to stop and just enjoy what you have before it disappears right in front of you. Sometimes people don't even realize what is right in front of them until it is gone. So a tip, stop and look around at what you have because if you don't, then you have really missed out.

10 Jesus Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem, Palestine. He was born to Mary, as the bible says "she was found with child of the Holy Ghost" (Matthew 1:18). He was both man and God (John 20:28). According to the bible He is God alone (Deuteronomy 6:4).

According To The Christian Bible, Jesus' purpose on Earth was redemption and salvation. While He was on Earth he healed the sick, brought the dead back... read more

Well, you can vote for God as well, and Jesus is the Son of God. I know not all people here are Christians but come on, He died for our sins and died only for us! While that happened, He went to the Place of the Dead (recall that as hell, or the underworld, I don't know) and asked them if they believe in Jesus Christ and God Almighty. The people who were asked are people who don't know Him and the people who died in the Noah incident. If they do believe in Him deep within their heart, they shall live with God in Paradise (Heaven). And on the 3rd day, He rose back, everything starts. So love Jesus and God, put them first! May God be with you, AMEN!

Nothing on earth has been so well documented as the life of Jesus, the Son of God. He released mankind from the inherited sin of falling into hell together with Lucifer. Jesus awakened mankind from spiritual death, so from then on, we can reach our former place in heaven again.

The Contenders
11 Parents

Important, but at some point in your life, you have to cut the "sanitary cordon" or you will not be able to lead your life the way you want. This doesn't mean that suddenly your parents are unimportant, but everybody has to lead their own lives. You don't follow orders your whole life from parents.

Parents always think of a better future for their children. They give their children the best education so that the child can depend on themselves. Parents provide all the things their child demands. Parents are like gods to their children.

They are the one who taught you everything. They risked their lives to make us live. They have shown us examples like happiness, love, joy, everything! Without them, we are nothing. Without them, we would die.

12 Life Itself

Without life, you can't think of anything important. Say you die, the best thing that can happen is to go to heaven, but you can't choose when you're dead! God is important, but life is important to believe God is. Money isn't as important as the quality of life. Although money makes people happy, imagine the homeless who don't own any! Everything else, family, friends, especially love, you need to be alive to have these things. Life should be important, no murder and no assault on anyone's quality of life.

Life without believing that Jesus is our savior is no life. we all sing therefore life is death.

For the consequence of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

If life never existed, everything above this listing wouldn't exist. So...

13 A Soul

Soul? What is that? A thing? A piece of fire in your heart or something? Who knows? But what we do know is that it represents ourselves.

Scientists can't explain Soul, because it is Spiritual. Science dies not believe in that...

Or I'd be a ghost

14 Nature

Preservation of nature is important. Too many people in this world are destroying the earth (and they don't care! As long as they're making money with it.). If you destroy nature, you destroy the earth because the earth needs nature to exist (alteration of weather, earthquakes, air pollution, etc.).

Nature is love, nature is life. I love nature. I care deeply for nature. I want to work with it when I'm older.

You can live without love (OK not really) but you can live without music and friends! We need nature!

15 Girls

I just know that without the two girls in my life, I would most likely be dead (or not exist). Yes, one of them is my mother, and the other is my girlfriend. Women are the greatest gift that God gave mankind. That is something I've always known since I was little.

Girls are perhaps the strongest point to tell that God is real. Have you seen the love a woman can give to her sons, her husband, boyfriend, brothers, etc.? That, my friends, can only come from God. I can't find another explanation for such love. I've tried. The best thing in life, hands down, right after God. Period.

I really don't understand why most boys hate us girls. They don't realize that without women, this world would be nothing. Without women, marriages would not take place and children would not be born. And if children are not born, then humans would be extinct soon, yet everyone gives boys the focus. Goku, Sonic the Hedgehog, Mario, Michael Jackson, these are some boys we all focus on. Why can't there be famous girls in this world, even if it's from a video game?

16 Science

It's a strange analytic formula to get from science and result into life. Lots of sciences aren't equal to math. And as for the outcome "life", it's with life itself, with your thinking that you can actually be able to produce your ideas into practice. Producing something is first thinking to produce it.

I agree that science is important for many things and so is math but fun and entertainment aren't necessarily related to science. Having fun and having entertainment can be sometimes very simple things that nature produces. I mean, you can throw stones at a target that you did choose and have fun with it. And the outcome is certainly not life itself.

You should have said entertainment = fun = enjoying life but that's not even 20% related to science because it depends on the sort of fun and entertainment that you are enjoying your life.

Science is an important factor in everything and everyone. It is progressive and constantly changing, unlike many other things. By now, science has been integrated into humanity so much that we have become used to the constant change of this very science. Undoubtedly, without science, we would still be dying off at 60 or less, so I have no doubt everyone owes a lot to science.

17 Animals

Imagine the world with no animals..
We would all be vegans. No pets!
That would be so, so, terrible..
My pet dog, Sirius, cheers me up all the time!

Walrus must be number 1

Obey the walrus

18 Acceptance

Accept yourself! Love yourself!... anyone else remember that vine?

19 A Healthy Planet
20 Prophet Muhammad Muhammad ibn Abdullah (570 AD - 632 AD) was an Arab religious, social, and political leader and the founder of the world religion of Islam. According to Islamic doctrine, he was a prophet, divinely inspired to preach and confirm the monotheistic teachings of Adam, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and other prophets. He is believed to be the Seal of the Prophets within Islam. Muhammad united Arabia into a single... read more

Yes, he was the supreme human being who lived on earth. All prophets praised his prophethood in their secret books. He was truly inspirational to everyone. He was the most generous human being who lived on earth. All prophets admired him and Muhammad (peace be upon Him) admired other prophets also, like Abraham (friend of GOD), Noah, David, Moses, and Jesus (Peace be upon all prophets). Prophet Muhammad was the last messenger of Almighty Allah deputed to purify all human beings. He is the Prophet of all human beings.

The last secret revealed book, the "Quran" of Almighty GOD, based on 30 chapters, discloses all the prophet's life including Mohammad in details. He was the last prophet who lived after Jesus. Prophet Jesus was the prominent prophet of GOD, but was not the son of GOD as the new Bible says. He was born to mother Mary, a virgin and pious lady by a miracle by Almighty. He also did not die, although GOD lifted him alive into the sky.

21 Education

It is to be regretted that some important studies cost a fortune and that therefore many people can't afford to make or choose the studies they want to do. Studies should be for everybody. Poor people can't afford to pay for studies like, for instance, a doctor, a lawyer, etc. Because of a crap capitalist system, many studies remain for an elite of people.

Education is 29? Really?
If you don't have friends, a good family or money than education is the only thing that will never leave you.
You can live in a mansion that gets burned down the next day, but your education is what brings you back up once again.

Education is important because it it leads to our goals in order for us to achieve what we want in the future.

22 Home

It is the only place where you can sleep well. Even in hotels, you'd be worrying about the bill.

This is important but not really. its called be a bank robber and rob banks and buy hotels

Home is where the heart is.

23 Authenticity
24 Being a Good Person

I always try to be a kind TopTenner, even to mean people when all I want is to throw dodgeballs at them.

You mean not being a Republican?

So... Not being a liberal?

25 People

Its People and then Money! I don't mean just currency but broadly a medium of exchage in value. This is all you need to know. With people none this is meaningful.

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