chapter  1
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1.1 Ask yourself this ...

What do you really want from life? Most people we know hope for similar things. We want to meet someone, fall in love and share a home with them; most people want to have children. We aspire to have a satisfying career, or at least a job that pays well. There is more to life than our family and work, though. We also seek out interesting things to do in our leisure time. For some it is sport; for others it is cultural activities – from going out clubbing to reading novels; many people, though the number is decreasing, spend time practising a religious faith; some people, and the number is growing, enjoy using mood-altering drugs. We also want to feel safe, especially from ill health, the hardships than can come from old age and unemployment, and from crime.