In society today, knowing your purpose in life and what you should live for has become the major criteria for measuring how happy your life is. There is a lot of pressure to know your purpose in life because if you don’t know, then the chances of you living a fulfilling and happy life are nil.
This is absolute rubbish.
Ralph Emerson stated that our purpose in life has nothing to do with happiness but more to do with how well we lived our lives.
The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.
That is the secret recipe to living a happy fulfilled life.
A Life with Purpose
My best friend, John, suddenly passed away a few weeks ago. John was a person who lived a purposeful life that was centered on his commitment and love for his family and serving others.