The Purpose of Life

Purpose (def): the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists.

Purpose creates meaning, offers a sense of direction and helps guide our paths, behavior, and goals.

Purpose according to Google: Live and let live. (I think it’s hilarious that one can ask google what the purpose of life is, and even more so that Google provides an answer!😆)

A couple more random ideas about having a purpose:

National Widowers’ Organization: Purpose provides men the means to see value in their existence. Perhaps that’s why men become fixers and hate asking for directions. (A generalization indeed, but one with which I cannot argue. 🤭)

The Feminine Woman: A women’s true life purpose in general is to create and not destroy. Live your passion to be an example to others, to find fulfillment, and to seek growth and contribution. (This article specifically refers to blogging as a way to address and express one’s purpose. End of search for me! Not really.)

The Guardian: We live because there are people who love us and people we love back. We live because we want to find out things and learn and become able to do things that we would like to do. We live because others want us to, and we want them to live along with us. We live because we have hope and want to see what happens next. (I don’t feel like this addresses specific or individual purpose, but it would help get me through a bout of suicidal thinking. It would help my best friend when I’m crying, asking why I have to continue living, for sure. Her answer, though, is a good one; she said we live for the special moments we get with family and friends.)

While not finding my purpose online, reading through these perspectives provides a jump off point and gets me thinking critically about what my own might be, or not. The quest continues…

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Published by Sara

I'm a middle-aged wife and mother of two adult sons. I've been a teacher, counselor, medical transcriptionist, student teacher supervisor, substitute teacher and retail clerk. Staying home now due to fibromyalgia. Seeking purpose.

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