More than purpose

by phil on Sunday Jan 11, 2009 3:58 PM
happiness is good, passion and purpose, tracking my journey through self-programming

"There's more to my life than purpose."

That was a quieter mantra that rang in my head as I was going through the mania of The Purpose-Driven Life. In reading that book, I felt I was buckling under the weight of a giant orb, dominating 95% of my thoughts with "this is what I was meant to do."

But really, regardless of what your purpose in life is, I think it's common sense that there's more to life than your mission. Happiness and feeling good are important ends, in of themselves. And so spending my whole Sunday reading Twilight instead of doing something useful for the world, is a good thing.

I think it's just interesting that a statement like "there's more to my life than purpose," would actually have an impact to someone in the throes of The Purpose-Driven Life. I feel that some purpose-driven diehards might even react negatively to that sentence, maybe even rebutting, "like what??"

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