Mark Twain famously said there are two important days in anybody’s life.
The day your born, and the day you find out why.
This, like many other cool sounding ideas, is a metaphor.
And while it feeds our need to find our “purpose” it might not be so accurate.
Ancient humans had their purpose spelled out for them.
They were always hungry.
There was never anything else on their mind.
They always craved higher status.
Higher status meant more and better sexual opportunities.
Because these were always unfulfilled, these were our purpose.
But in modern times, we are rarely hungry.
It’s easy to get “fake” status on social media.
And it’s relatively easy to find sexual opportunities, if you lower your standards enough.
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This means the things that USED TO be drivers of “purpose” are kind of easy.
So this leaves a hole where our purpose used to be.
But consider this idea.
We don’t have ONE purpose.
Humans are goal seeking organisms.
We will always have a collection of unmet needs.
Sometimes very simple and easy to satisfy.
Food, sleep, and even sex.
People that find themselves famous often have a crisis of conscience.
They’ve been chasing “fame” for a long time, but then it feels kind of empty.
This empty feeling comes from chasing a false idea.
Or of thinking that once they “get” the fame or money they THINK is their purpose, there’s nothing left.
They thought their “purpose” was to become rich or famous.
And they get rich or famous and it’s not NEARLY as awesome as they thought.
Then they look ahead to their future life, and they must ask themselves:
It feels good when you are chasing something.
Something that will make you feel fantastic when you get there.
But what happens when you get there and it’s not NEARLY as fantastic as you thought?
Does this mean you were chasing a FALSE purpose all this time?
Or could it mean something deeper?
Consider this idea.
Your “purpose” isn’t this “one thing” that you’ll find one way.
You ALWAYS have a purpose.
Sometimes your purpose is short term.
Sometimes your purpose is longer term.
Long gaming a guy or girl you’ve been after.
Sometimes even longer term.
Getting a degree and a job and a decent income.
Maybe your “purpose” is something that is ALWAYS being redefined.
To always have a vague idea of a life a year or so that is BETTER than now.
The more you focus on longer term purposes, the more enjoyable and meaningful life will be.
But the more you get distracted by short term purposes (food, sex, drugs, alcohol) the more empty and meaningless your life will seem.
Learn to always defer to the long game, and you’ll continuously DEFINE your purpose.
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