A sense of purpose. A line some have heard repeatedly that it becomes tattooed in their brains, or a phrase we’ve heard and had no goddamn clue as to what it truly meant. For me, it is because I’ve never understood the concept of purpose.
Jesus once said, and no I’m not going on a rant pro or opposed to religion, I’m simply quoting; “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” This may very well be the “secret of life”. But there is one caveat; some people really fucking hate themselves.
Outside factors have dictated what many of us believe, or more so perceive, what our purpose is supposed to be: Get an education, get a job, have a family, provide for that family, retire, make sure you live healthy enough lives to see your grandkids, and hopefully great grand kids, and pass along with minimal regret in life.
To many that sounds perfect. Unfortunately, for me, or more so, fortunately for me, I see more to it than that. But I don’t have kids, so I have time to be so selfish.
Many of us are told to do things we love. I personally love eating an amazing meal and taking the most refreshing shit afterwards; I also love to masturbate after a stressful day and sometimes as way to start a day. But I don’t think that I can make either of those a profession. Or maybe I’m just not trying hard enough to find a way to make it so. neither of those are what I just discovered is all of ours purpose in life: To serve one another.
However, neither of those are what I just discovered is all of ours purpose in life: To serve one another.
Nothing feels better than hearing back something nice and genuine from another. Think about it, there is nothing like it in the world. Most of us even allow the affection or lack thereof to dictate not only our lives, but how we feel about ourselves.
Have you ever gone for a walk first thing in the morning? It is a part of my daily “ritual”. (Obviously I have two others that I made you aware of, and I have already completed one. Enjoy that image) If you have and/or do, you more than likely at some point during your travels you will come across another one of your species. What do you say when you do? Most of us, “Good Morning”. What a great thing to say to a stranger. You’re essentially saying: “I don’t know you, but I wish you a good day!” And by hearing it back, you glow because you know that it has the potential to be so and it’s hearing something positive from another. Think about that. You wish something upon another, and they then wish it upon you. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” In many of us, it is our instinct, our impulse, to do so. To be so kind to acknowledge another and wish them such an exceptional pleasantry. Some keep their heads down…They are the ones that are struggling. Like we have, and some do until the time they expire. They had no realization of purpose.
But think about how simple a good morning is to another. And once you do, then you can move onto a deeper purpose; Use your skillset to serve others, and then improve and increase that skillset to achieve more, to serve more, to be more fulfilled. That is what the purpose of doing something you love is. And my mind couldn’t be more proud for finally figuring that the fuck out!
“Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you.”
Now if you don’t mind, I’d like to do something that I love to do…