What Is Your Purpose In Life?

The article below (click on link) is pretty awesome and helpful (in an unconventional but super effective way) if you’re currently on a quest to determine your life’s purpose. As for me, it helped affirm my own purpose in life. While I agree with the seven questions the writer recommends to ask yourself to help determine your life purpose, I don’t agree when he wrote: “Part of the problem is the concept of “life purpose” itself [OK this I get, but it’s the next few sentences I don’t agree with]. The idea that we were each born for some higher purpose and it’s now our cosmic mission to find it. This is the same kind of shitty logic used to justify things like spirit crystals or that your lucky number is 34… [And he’s right about this, we shouldn’t use spirit crystals or lucky numbers as purpose identifiers].” But his basic message in the aforementioned quote alludes to the fact that we weren’t born for a higher purpose. I believe, however, that we were, otherwise we wouldn’t possess the capacity to build or inspire or heal, to choose right from wrong or dare to dream. Our capacity to transform dreams into reality, our ability to love and think and feel – I believe all these are visible signs that we were born for a higher purpose, whether we fix cars or knit or run the country. Other than that, this author’s tips to distinguishing and/or crystallizing your own purpose in life are golden.

http://markmanson.net/life-purpose
http://http://markmanson.net/life-purpose

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One of my purposes in life is to create music. This was in Usseau, France, playing on the piano in the lobby while waiting for our train to Paris.

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Paris, France (on the rooftop of the Notre Dame)

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