What should I do with my life?
My father has done everything in his power to ensure that I have a good life, but I find myself unable to find a cause worthy of inexorably dedicating my own life to. Many of my friends seem fairly content in seemingly meaningless positions, but I am unable to rationalize expending my only lifetime to such a fruitless endeavor. Am I hopelessly alone in this sentiment? What is the point of life if not only to enjoy it? You may discount my position as the rambling of an incurable sociopath, but I urge you to refute this reasoning.
There are not many questions I answer, but this deserves one.
I'm 63, so was born in 1951 (64 next month!) and was a teenager durng the sixties... I had great fun then, and later made a whole lot of money, i was a mllionaire by age 30, had all the goodies and that supposedly lead to happiness, but at 35 I was still miserable.
Then happenstance destroyed my life.
I still had cash, so I spent 7 year trying to commit suicide by pleasure, and failed.
At 42 I knew there had to be more than this.
So.... seek the truth, look to live each day as if it's the last, try to remember that everyone else also has problems, attempt to make others lives better, even just for a moment, and keep looking for the truth.
It's there to find, and if you keep searching and keep giving out to others, then the truth will find you and you will receive inner peace that surpasses human understanding and be content.
You will also never need to fear the future, yours is there to live and how you live today will determine how you recieve blessings tomorrow.
Volunteer for anything you like. See where that takes you. If you find you are not passionate about what you are doing then volunteer for something else. Find out what makes your heart sing and causes time to fly. See if that turns into a life's work.
Whatever you do don't let your life slip through your fingers without being able to look back and feel great about what you accomplished.
First: find something you love and be really good at it. Then do everything you can to be the best.
Second: read biographies. Benjamin Franklin worked in a printing press so he could read all the books available there and become a writer.
Leonardo Da Vinci took stationary from his father's office and practiced drawing sketches of nature. He wasn't allowed in school because he was born out of wedlock.
Charles Darwin used to collect sea shells and other specimens as a hobby when he was a child. When he got an opportunity to get on a ship and travel all over the world collecting specimens, he took it. His father had arranged a good career for him, which was hard to decline, but he knew what he wanted.
What you need to do is live for experiences. See where they guide you.
This is an EXCELLENT answer! I'm trying to do this. I am stifled by a lifetime of struggling, but hopefully I'll escape that with a breakthrough - while I still have my health and vitality!
Thank you, Yoleen. And good luck with your breakthrough!
I cannot answer the first question . . . of course. The second question is positional more than relational. One may first consider purpose rather the journey of the endeavor. Some say the point of life is 'living' it while others say more such as 'how to live it'. At question seems to be with the questioning of 'when' to live it is at task regarding 'how to live' it, although for the one questioning I simply say 'I dun'no . . .'. As a writer you are well aware of the process and utilizing the following:
and How much?
At times answering those questions for self is daunting. At times deciding which to answer first can be harrowing. Some say there must first be cause while at times that cause may be inspiration resulting from an effect. Ponder . . . while considering purpose firstly.
I, too, struggle with the mundane in life. Cleaning house over and over seems pointless, working in a job you loathe is soul destroying, spending hours commuting is unbearable ... Why do we all do it?
I keep myself going in a couple of ways. Firstly I try and make things happen, I don't dream, I do. I take amazing trips by taking ages planning and working towards them. Then, when work gets tedious, I remember I can only pay for these trips if I work. The other tip is to do things to make other people happy. Little things, and they do lighten your own life. Make a work colleague a coffee, take a neighbours trash bin back up the driveway, carry a strangers shopping to the car...Give it forward as they say. Human interaction is a reward. Make the good times bigger in your life than the meaningless times!
There are people who MAKE life happen. They are proactive, believing they're the MASTERS of their lives. There are those who life HAPPEN to them. They are passive, being OWNED in their lives...... read more
your dad is protecting you, over too much that you can't be independent. I have some rich friends with rich dads doing the same. In the end, they felt hopeless. So, I said, find a job or business that you are keen at or take up a course to enhance your talent. They did and are making something out of their own, not their daddies
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