Up until now, everytime I wished an easy, relaxing life, I remembered back what happen to Thomas Wilson. An idle life planned early will only end tragically. The more I live my life doing nothing, the tougher life gets. Because life is never meant to be lived idle-ly. Everyone has their own destiny. We just have to figured it out. And on the search of finding that destiny, the alchemist said, "Every search begins with beginner's luck. And every search ends with the victor's being severely tested."
I want to have a goal in life while living in the moment, therefore if I am being severely tested in reaching that goal, life is still enjoyed and hopefully I have no regrets if I were to die. That is better than not being severely tested but die in vain, just like Thomas Wilson in The Lotus Eater. But then again, it is a personal choice, just as a personal choice as to when to get married and why.