We All Need a Purpose, Even If It’s Bullshit

No grandiose purposes necessary

Why do we need a purpose?

Have you ever driven without a destination in mind? I do it usually when I’m mad or sad. And although it’s fun for a while, eventually the directionless becomes tiresome, because even if you start with no direction in mind, the road will always present you with a decision. Do I keep going straight or make a turn? Will I turn left or right? And if I keep going straight, how much longer will I go? Eventually, all this directionless decision-making leaves me drained, and I set my destination again — back home.

Your Purpose Is Not Set In Stone

One of the biggest reasons why some hesitate to find a purpose (or to look for one) is the ill-conceived notion that a purpose is set in stone, and that once chosen, it cannot be changed. What a terrifying prospect! No wonder some people choose to live with no purpose at all.

Don’t Give Up

As with everything that matters, finding a purpose, a long-term purpose, may take time. It is not something that will come to you in an instant. Continue setting up short-term purposes, and work hard to meet them. With time and perseverance, you will eventually find that purpose that makes you excited to get out of bed every morning. And always remember, purposes can be changed. Nothing is set in stone.



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Gabriella H.

I’m always curious, always looking for something new to learn, using life as a learning canvas.