good life, the

the good life

An especially comfortable, pleasurable, luxurious, and/or wealthy lifestyle. Sitting in the sun, having a few drinks, eating great food, with no worldly stresses… this is the good life, eh? We've been living the good life since my wife's wealthy uncle left us his entire fortune.
See also: good, life

good life, the

A wealthy, luxurious style of living. For example, Aunt Agatha left them a fortune, so now they're enjoying the good life. [Mid-1900s]
See also: good
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| A GOOD LIFE: Richard Briers in The Good Life, the 70s sitcom which made the much-loved actor a household name
The "bad spirit" suggests rationalizations that justify what I'm doing, such as, "Others are doing the same thing." If I am trying to lead a good life, the Spirit of God encourages me, giving me greater trust, hope, and life, while the "bad spirit" introduces self-doubts, hesitations, and even scruples.
And yet isn't this the good that underlies so much of the Aussie good life, the American dream, the British Empire or, for that matter, Western civilization?