We all who are born have to live our lives. Some of us live life being rich, while some of us live life-fighting poverty. In any case, we all live life in whatever form it is available to us. However, despite all this living, very few of us know the purpose of life and have no idea about what we are supposed to do in this whatever good or miserable life we have.
People think that getting rich is the purpose of their life, to me that is another name for being lavish. People think that looking better, being famous, or being known are the purposes of their lives, however, to me all these are tools, which are to be utilized to find the true purpose of life.
To me, the true purpose of life is utilizing the tools, which you have to do what brings you internal satisfaction. The entire glamor and all the riches cannot bring you the satisfaction which the feeding of poor or helping a friend would bring to you. Therefore, it is imperative that you utilize your fame, income, and influence in a way that brings you internal happiness, joy, and satisfaction, if you face all these while doing something, then you have found your purpose and understand that you were meant to do it.
Below, I shall discuss with you how you can utilize your money, influence, and fame to live a life of purpose.
One of the major things that people strive for the most in this world is money. There is a huge number of people who have made making money the objective and purpose of their life. Suppose if you become a million dollars richer then what would you do with it? I am shearing that the charm and happiness brought by a big home, good cars, or a large property would decrease with time and you will start finding another purpose in life to utilize all the money you won.
Therefore, instead of being lavish upon yourself, you need to spend that income on things that you think would satisfy you. If you love music then funding a public music school might satisfy you, if eating good is what you like then feeding poor might satisfy you, thus, with income you have to find the things spending on which makes you happy from the inside and most of the times it would be related to spending on others.
The other important pursuit of people is the pursuit of fame. All of us want to be famous and have people discuss us, take our pictures, share what we say with others and value and notice our presence wherever we go. However, contrary to general notion, fame should not be the purpose of life as it fades away eventually. Fame is a tool with which you can find internal satisfaction. For instance, if famous would you like to be someone of whom people give an example to others pertaining to good character and ideal human attributes and features, or you would like to be famous for all your wildness, harshness, lack of morality and corruption? Thus, use your fame in a way that brings you internal satisfaction, which would come if you see that your personality is being idealized in a positive manner.
Whether you are a celebrity, a rich person, or a normal guy in the neighborhood, each of us wants to gain as much influence or which you can say power. The more power we have the better we feel. However, I would like to correct you on this as power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Therefore, you have to utilize your influence in a way that instead of making you feel arrogant it makes you feel good from the inside, which is only possible if your influence helps make the lives of other people easier and convenient.
To me living a purposeful life means using your power, income, and fame in a way that it makes the life of people around you easier and you leave something beneficial for the generation to come after you.
Now it’s Your Turn!
What do you think is the way of living a purposeful life? Doing what brings you internal happiness? Have you ever gone tired of all the shallow fame, money and influence? If yes then please share your experience with us.