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What Is the Purpose of Your Life?

My life is very structured.  During the week, I go to work, come home, eat dinner, watch tv, and blog.  On weekends we either hang out with friends or visit family.  That’s pretty much it.  Blogging, working, eating, and chatting seem to make up 85% of my life.  This got me thinking, what is the purpose of my life?

I think I am a nice person.  I do go out of my way for others.  I also try to volunteer or contribute to charities on a regular basis.  So I’m not being philisophical about whether I am a good person or not.  I just wonder if there should be more to my weekly norm?

Here are a few ideas I’ve thought about:

1)  Getting a job that actually makes a difference in lives every day.  Any ideas?

2)  Volunteering more but I don’t know where I’ll grab the time.

3)  Contribute more money to charities but I never seem to give as much value to money donations as I give to time donations…

What do you think is the purpose of life?  What makes you feel like your normal every day schedule is “worth it”?

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5 comments to What Is the Purpose of Your Life?

  • I think doing the “everyday” thing so that I can have the family and all the other stuff is what the purpose of life is all about. It does seem like some days are more redundant than others, but taking time out every once in awhile to enjoy the fruit of my labor makes it worth it. Also, we are working hard now, so that we can get more enjoyment down the road.

    Great questions!
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  • @Jill, good point – we should all take the time to enjoy what we are working for 24/7. Thanks for throwing in your 2 cents! :-)

  • My family is my purpose in life. My mom needs me, my kids need me. Basically almost all my financial and emotional resources go towards them. I really wonder what my purpose will be once the kids are gone. That is probably when I will really start volunteering more and such.

    I have come to crossroads like you mention before. I even considered going to nursing school. I then realized I didn’t have the time, money, or ability to handle the gore that a nurse has to deal with. So, I started volunteering at the hospital in an area I could handle. (Working with new moms)

    I still don’t know what my calling is. I wonder if I will ever know.
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  • @Everyday Tips, exactly! I envy people who know what they were meant to do. I should volunteer at a nursing home again. I always enjoyed that when I was little.

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