What is (my/your) purpose in life?
On the surface this question seems plausible, even noble.
Living a life of purpose.
Look deeper and you’ll see a question full of angst, of a desire to distance oneself from uncomfortable feelings associated with thoughts of meaninglessness.
Surely, we ask, there must be some purpose to life?
In truth, our purpose changes from day to day, and even during the day.
When I sit for a meal, my purpose is to enjoy the nourishment. The flavours, the companionship.
When I play badminton, my purpose is to hit the shuttlecock over the net.
Don’t be too earnest in living a life of great purpose. Focus, instead, on living the moments of your life with great purpose.
The rest, I promise you, will take care of itself :)