I see too many people killing themselves in a job that would replace them in an instant if they dropped dead.
And for what?
To buy a fancier car?
To live in a bigger house?
To impress people they don’t like?
Pushing themselves to the limit and burning themselves out…
All in a quest to fill a void with material things, in a desperate attempt to convince themselves that this is ‘life’.
It really makes me wonder why?
What has happened in our society to push us to this point of misalignment? And is there any cost we aren’t willing to pay?
Especially when people are so stressed, overworked and exhausted that they can’t even enjoy what they worked so hard to obtain?
It’s crazy, and beyond necessity, why is it we do the things that we do, then complain about having to do them?
Now, I think it’s a normal human desire to want to be important, to feel like we are doing something that matters and adds value to society.
But in that desire, we can also go the other direction, getting in our own head and falling into the traps we worked so hard to avoid.
I’ve been contemplating a lot recently about what ‘happiness’ truly is, about what truly matters and the ‘meaning of life’.
And in that I’ve been remapping own direction and purpose, about what I want and where I’m going.
This is the basis on which I’m creating my plan for 2019, making it congruent between the person I want to become and what matters most.
So today I want to pass the question across to you…
What for you is the meaning of life?
And why do you do what you do?