How should I live my life? Well it begins with that question. The question implies that one can take actions and not just be blown in the wind. There are two schools the don't worry be happy school (DWBHS) and the other KSRSS or know suffering reduce suffering school. I for the most part follow the KSRSS. But, sometimes DWBHS is in play as well, and of course some will say these are dualistic and are one and the same. And, others will point out that neither actually exist and are devoid of innateness. Hence skillful means is a tool that once used returns to emptiness.