I have always wondered what is meant by life’s purpose. Not exactly the metaphysical one of why are we all here from the sequoias to Bacillus Anthraxis. What fascinates me is when inspirational types, priests and thought leaders insist you must find your life’s purpose else you will lead a meaningless life and forever be sad.
Does it mean everyone has a purpose? Like everyone was hewn for that particular one thing and your whole life is a preparation for this and only this? Being a skeptic, I am highly suspicious of anyone who says they have figured anything out. Especially if it is a vague concept like love, life, purpose or why we like puppies. Its quite preposterous really.
Last Sunday I watched a TV show with a panel of pastors and the confidence was flowing out of the set. At least the attribution of the source of purpose was God and that makes sense. But seeing as the Almighty rarely emails, how will you know what comes from him and what comes from down low?
I get that you will know when you know, has worked for relationships so far, and we gravitate, invest and nurture what matters to us. I suppose Purpose is what you finally cement and decide is the most important thing to you.
In all most of those who have found their purpose that I know of have checked most of their life stages; found a spouse, had a couple of children, well into adulting and satisfied with themselves.
I will have to keep searching for a while to get there it seems.