I recently polled a few of my readers on the topic of purpose. The question asked: What is your number one purpose on earth? I received answers regarding Self-discovery, Happiness, Religion, Service, Family, and Environmental. The interesting part was the large number of emails I received with these responses:
- I just don’t know.
- After thinking about my first response, I need to change my answer.
- I’m not sure if this is really my purpose, but it seems like a good one.
I wonder why we struggle with questions involving our purpose? Do we need a purpose? Do we need a reason for our existence?
If we determine that we do in fact need a purpose, let’s hope we pick one we really want.
It is not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is: what are we busy about? ~ Henry David Thoreau