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Singing Silence" by Eva Lis Waurio values the experiences in life, and how important the journey itself is, it's not essentially the material possessions you collect that make the journey what it is.

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A life Of Spirituality Overcoming A Life of Materialistic Riches By: Priyanka Patel In this world, there are two sorts of people, some who find fulfillment in their lives through spirituality, and those who find fulfillment in their lives through material possessions, such as money or power. It is reasonably shown in "Singing Silence" that spiritual wealth is far superior to material wealth because a life which is filled with spiritual means is much more enjoyable and successful than a life filled with material wealth. "Singing Silence" by Eva Lis Waurio values the experiences in life, and how important the journey itself is, it's not essentially the material possessions you collect that make the journey what it is. Vincente was a very happy man, even though he was very poor and didn't own many material belongings; he was still content with himself. "Old Vincente of Fortnentera was perhaps the happiest man I've ever known. ...read more.

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Vincente was very optimistic in that he knew he would find an amphora to repay the man with. Something that may have also impacted Vincente's load of optimism was the fact that he thought the American had given him the right address, so this gave him the hope that he would one day find the amphora and return it to the man. "I believed that somehow in his dreams, Vincente saw himself at last arriving in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, with the ancient Phoenician amphora under his arm." This shows that Vincente had a great deal of spiritual wealth because his life was based on finding something that wasn't even for himself, but he was still happy doing this. Honor play's a big role in Vincente's optimism, because of his optimism, he kept his word when he said he would return the American's amphora. "He followed the American to his hotel, pleaded for his name and address and promised to pay him back." ...read more.

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And through this determination, Vincente had found happiness within himself. "He was over 60 then. An old man, as time makes men like Vincente old. Yet he was young in his urgency to learn and go on toward the far horizon of his purpose." This shows that even though Vincente was an old man he knew that he could find the amphora, and that nothing could get in his way, even his own age. The author is trying to say that you are never to old to do anything, because age is not what matters in determination, but it is the mind and soul, if they are willing than anything is possible. Through Vincente's determination, he found a beauty in the under water world that he had never seen or heard of before. A life of spiritual wealth is much more satisfying to some because they can find a great deal of happiness within this spirituality. The people who fulfill their lives through spirituality find much more achievement within themselves, then those who fulfill their lives with materialistic fortunes, because their achievement is only through their material possessions. ...read more.

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