What I will describe below are the steps in life that are considered the basics and that the majority of the world's population spend most, if not all, of their existence to achieve.
Me, me and only me
From the moment you are born to the end of your life, you are constantly investing in yourself, your body, your character and personality. As soon as you step out in the real world, you are given a name (whether you like it or not). That is the first step to your identity. You are then taught the ins and outs of life; how to behave in society, mannerisms, what is good and what is bad, etc. It is proved that the early years in a child's life has the upmost importance. In fact, the early life stages in ones's life highly determine his/her future and fate. It is in this period that you build your personality and form your character. Although a person's personality can change with time, it is close to impossible to change your character once its formed. You can almost fake personality but you cannot fake character. It is somewhat like comparing the difference between weather and climate.
Family, relatives and friends
Some people believe that family is everything. I give them 101% reason for that. Your surroundings are a big influence in your life. Without family, relatives and friends to support you throughout, it can be pretty hard to jump those hurdles in life that would otherwise be easy. As Mother Theresa puts it "What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family". Well said, thanks Mum. I personally find it very comforting and relaxing to talk to my parents every weekend. We talk about everything and anything. We talk about the week's happennings, our happiness and sorrows, what is stressing us and (why not) some gossips. Of course, for the married man or woman, family is defined even further. My husband/wife and kids (and dog sometimes). The family I created. It is something to be very proud of. I feel very reassured also that I have people I can call if ever I am in need of something. A friend is need is a friend indeed. Although you do not get to choose your parents, you can wisely choose your relatives and friends.
Profession? Labour? Or just something that will earn you money
Home Sweet Home
Of course, ending like this does not mean this is it. The next paragraph can be anything you like, I will cut it short so that people can add to their heart's content. The Pursuit of Happiness. After reading those paragraphs above, I want everyone to understand one simple thing. Life is not complicated. You are the one who complicates it. Life is simple. Do the simple things in life and establish your grounds and you too, will leave happily ever after. Like in the fairy tales. Know what is important and what basic things you have to achieve first and you will feel calm, joy and fulfillment. The rest will come to your feet before you even realise it.