The Importance of Having a Purpose And Why Everyone Needs a Job

Success demands singleness of purpose. — Vince Lombardi

A. Hamzeh

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People don’t work to get paid, they work to stay alive. Having no purpose is never a wise path to pursue.

“Who will you be when you grow up” is not a question you should know the answer to. But “will you thrive and follow your purpose” is.

Life is not a straight path. I’ve heard the supposedly “reoccurring cycle of life” that many used to explain how life is dull hundreds of times by the least, and I’ve never been more disgusted by people in my whole life. The reoccurring cycle of life is basically after you get born, you go to school, go to university, get a job, build a family, retire, and die. That pretty much sums it up. But how can people say that?

You’re saying that life isn’t exciting? That we have only one duty to fulfill and that’s it? History has more than enough evidence to prove otherwise. In less than 50 years, we’ve manufactured hundreds of billions of small magic screens that let us connect with people all around the sphere, and it’s normalized to where not having one is perceived as weird.

People in marginalized social groups fought for their rights while being the underdogs of society, all to prove that they weren’t underdogs after all. I’m talking about all kinds of people that used to suffer from all forms of brutal and unfair treatment such as women, non-whites, poor people, and many, many more. And look at us now, we’ve thrived as a species.

We’re the smartest social animal on the planet. We’ve created ways of communication that no one ever thought would exist. Not everyone has mastered their language and reaches an articulate level of literate construction, but most of us can certainly explain a lot of what’s going on without putting in the effort.

Your Purpose

Your purpose is to thrive. It’s giving yourself meaning. And constantly rewarding yourself is not that. Saying that you want to live your life to the fullest by repeatedly seeking pleasure and dispersing dopamine into your brain is not a wise person’s decision. That’s not fulfilling your purpose.

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A. Hamzeh

Experienced Copywriter | Content Creator | Health and Wellness Supporter.