I’ve just finished reading Liminal Thinking, essentially about how we can’t believe everything we think and should question our assumptions.
At one point the author says we should ask our friends some questions, starting with,
How do you feel about your life? Is it everything you wanted it to be?
For me the answer is yes. As I’ve said before, when I was in high school I decided I wasn’t ambitious in the usual sense. I simply wanted to “increase the net supply of happiness in the world.” That’s how I phrased it then. I wanted to learn how to be happy and if possible help other people to be happy too. I knew I didn’t have much control over other people, so I would start with myself and help others when I could.
Not a very noble-sounding life purpose, I agree, but I love it. Commitment and practice — it works for me. 🙂
How would you answer those two questions?