What do you think your purpose is in life?

United States
January 24, 2007 8:38am CST
What do you think you're here for? Have you figured it out?
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8 responses
@asadahsan (723)
• Pakistan
26 Jan 07
well for me to be a successful man in my life and give every happiness to my family what they expect me and inshallah i will do it and give them everything...
• United States
26 Jan 07
You couldn't have a better purpose than that. Being there for your family. Giving them everything they need spiritually and emotionally. While providing for them financially. ‹(°¿°)›
@xParanoiax (6999)
• United States
5 Jun 07
Oh, who knows? I'm probably meant for alot of things. But the one constant one, that I've found has been that I'm meant to try to understand. Not just one thing..but as much as I can. Mostly difficult things, unpleasant things..or else things people like to ignore. I don't know how important a purpose that is..understanding. But it seems to be my lot, mostly.
• United States
5 Jun 07
Your quest for understanding is the first great step of three that it takes to obtain the holy grail of mankind, wisdom. Otherwise known as enlightenment. The more you seek to understand those things you don't already have the answers for, the more knowledge you acquire. The knowledge that you accumulate translates into a greater understanding of more things, albeit, in some cases as you say the difficult, unpleasant or ignored things. Understanding and knowledge cannot be separated and should remain silent. Only when you understand how to apply the knowledge you have gained can Wisdom then be achieved and may it be shared. Wisdom is knowing how to use knowledge. Wisdom is to be shared to better the lives of all. Of course this is a never ending cycle for anyone who seeks the truth. Amongst the many things I'm sure you are, smart is assuredly one of your more prominent. ‹(°¿°)›
• United States
5 Jun 07
Well thank you, I like to think I'm somewhat smart. Heh ^_^ I guess it is a never ending search..though the worse things get in the world the more doubtful I am about how useful..or helpful, my lot in life is lol. But I guess everyone has their doubts about their lives sometimes. Has low times and all.
• United States
6 Jun 07
There's not a soul on this planet that hasn't had doubts at one time or another. If they say they haven't, they're full of it. It's how we come to understand these feelings that affords us the ability to conquer our emotions. ‹(°¿°)›
• United States
6 Jun 07
I think the one thing I've done well is raise good kids. Yes, they're kids so they're far from perfect but they do so many good things in this world that I'm often quite proud. I think of all the things in my life I've done well it's been raising my children. So I honestly think that this was one of God's biggest callings for me. I hope he has more because my "job" as raising kids is nearly done and I sure am not ready to move in with the big guy yet! LOL I'm sure I have lots more in store and hope that I can approach it with the same love I have had throughout being a mom. One job nearly down, hopefully more to go!
• United States
6 Jun 07
Could anyone ask for a more noble calling? I think not. I truly believe that if their is one thing God judges more than anything else is how we treat our fellow human beings. Mothers are right at the top of this list. Your trials and tribulations are surely noted. As a man, I'm disgusted with my fellow man and how so many trivialize the mother's "roles." Note I said roles. The most overlooked people in society are those that care after our young, our sick and our elderly (not including doctors). ‹(°¿°)›
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• United States
9 Jun 07
You're not alone in witnessing mothers walking away from their children. I'm with you on that. I also have been appalled by this trend over the last ten years or so. Something must be getting mixed up in the gene pool. These women are losing their maternal instincts. I could get into a lengthy explanation as to how this trend started and why it won't end anytime soon but I'll save that for another discussion. ‹(°¿°)›
• United States
28 Jan 07
Great question, but what's the answer... I suppose my answer today would be different from my answer next month, or next year... I have not figured it out yet, but i've just been concentrating on being in the moment, and fulfilling my current purpose, which is securing my wife's future...
• United States
28 Jan 07
Good answer. Some people will spend a lifetime redefining themselves. Rediscovering who they are. Your wife's future is just as important to your purpose as is your own. ‹(°¿°)›
@aniushca (142)
• Romania
27 Jan 07
i don't know yet... but i do think that i have a purpose in this life ...and the only way to discover it is to live my life
• United States
27 Jan 07
I'm with you. The only way to discover yourself and your purpose is to the your life to it's fullest. ‹(°¿°)›
@smkwan2007 (1036)
• Hong Kong
26 Jan 07
Being a nobody, I don't think I can be some kind of important individual causing the world any trouble or making it spins faster. So the purpose of my being in this univers might be just because my parents need a son, and my wife needs a husband. I think they would be very lonely without me.
• United States
27 Jan 07
Hey, you don't need to be anything more than that. Some people feel like they need to change the world to have a purpose. Being a father and son are noble enough. ‹(°¿°)›
@anex84 (465)
• Bulgaria
26 Jan 07
I think the purpose of life is based in anonymity. We go through life not really knowing who we are, what our true purpose is, or what will become of us in the future. We live in the hopes that one day during the course of our lives we will discover these things. We all have dreams and goals, and we hope that accomplishing them will reveal our purpose. I mean, If you were told right now what your purpose was, and what would become of you in the future, would there still be any point in living your life? If we all knew our purposes, life would be pretty much meaningless. But that's just my opinion, though. :) Who else has some philosophies about life?
• United States
26 Jan 07
Absolutely. The goal in life is not the destination but the journey. Knowing your purpose in life doesn't make life meaningless though. It's what you do with that purpose that makes you who you are. Your purpose in life may be to serve your God. If you do nothing, than that is meaningless but if you use your purpose to better the lives of others, than your journey was meaningful. Achieving your dreams and goals is not the end of the journey. It means that you will live more of your life enjoying who you are. We cannot control destiny but if we work at our lives we can control the path we take. Thus discovering our purpose and hopefully living it. ‹(°¿°)›
@shobasvk (788)
• Malaysia
26 Jan 07
I think my purpose in life is to be a good human and always think to god.Nothing in this world without His mercy..Life is to get achieved in many things.Being a good role model for everyone.
• United States
26 Jan 07
That's what it's all about. Bettering yourself by bettering others lives around you, through the blessings of God. ‹(°¿°)›