What is the ideal life?

#1: The ideal life is one that is not lived as an animal. One in which every action is considered beforehand for its consequences in this world and in eternity.

#2: With regard to one's own spiritual well-being, the ideal life is the one in which all needs are met (spiritual need = requirement for that which is necessary in order to attain ultimate pleasure and satisfaction). What these needs actually are, is a great philosophical question that requires much work to answer.