Life & Philosophy

All the Small Things

Your purpose is rarely your destiny. Doctor, dentist, teacher, business person. It’s easy to get confused by what you think you’re made to do because you’re more likely going to do what you’re supposed to please a parent, spouse, etc.

What you really want is to feel important and to contribute in a way that no one else can. What makes you unique? What makes you different than everyone else? Money can only bring so much happiness. You still have to cope with the stress caused by avoidance and regret. Happiness hinges on a healthy balance of mind and body.

It’s easy to get jealous of the person that’s focused and driven. It’s also easy to praise the insouciant. Not caring just seems to make them so much happier. So what is it: the work, chasing the pennies, or not giving it a shit that’s the key to discovering life’s purpose? Do we adopt a small font purpose of big font purpose? When the answer is none of the above, surely that’s a sign you have to start, and then most probably, persevere.

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By Wells Baum

Wells Baum is a daily blogger who writes about Life & Arts. He's also the author of and four books.