Purpose of your life.

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    Nov 28, 2013 6:55 AM GMT
    So I've been really alone( not literally) but I keep to myself, I hide things dont really let ppl get to close or know to much about me. Seems like im in My own world. Like I'm on a personal journey I haven't figured out yet. Any one else feel this way....questions comments concerns.lol just wondering about life.
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    Nov 28, 2013 11:42 AM GMT
    Maybe, thanks for the kind words. Just curious if anyone else been where I am now.maybe I am in discovery
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    Nov 28, 2013 3:58 PM GMT
    I would suggest keeping a journal. I have 3 volumes of journals that date back to 2003. It helps me when I feel lonely and have no other outlet.
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    Nov 28, 2013 5:03 PM GMT
    My Cosmic-Mission put me on this Planet for the purpose of improving everything that contacts my life. It's taken a long time to figure out, but I'm quite a success @ it . . .


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    Nov 28, 2013 7:09 PM GMT
    thebearerofbadnews saidman... when i was in the single digits, i always wondered what my life would be like because at the time, i wasn't too thrilled about it. there were some moments where i was like "damn.. this can't be life". things will get better and then as a teen, things got worse and all hope faded away towards a better tomorrow. now i'm 27, basically depressed, angry, and don't want to be fucked with by anybody period. even if things get better, i've gotten to the point where i could give a fuck less. yes, i'm bitter and i feel i have every right to be. if you can't understand that, then tough shit.

    like you, i'm reluctant to reveal certain things about myself to most people because of how they might react to it. in the past, i opened myself up and folks shitted on me or brushed me off. so i just keep it all to myself, my journal, my blog, and vent some of that on here.. of course, like i expect, people basically try to insult me with my own frustrations and failures. it's all good though because they know how i feel about them. i hate them more than they hate me and i hope them and me never cross paths because whatever they have coming they gonna get. i'm just a regular guy out there that just keeps it honest with himself as difficult as it is. i don't need anybody with their own bullshit trying to 1 up themselves off of me.


    People that have dealt with pain and conquered it, will understand you. Don't be bitter it will only cause you an unhappy life. At best have a healthy skepticism and at worst be somewhat cynical, but not bitter man (you deserve to be kinder to yourself than that). There's nothing wrong with being a one man island.
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    Nov 28, 2013 7:27 PM GMT
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    thebearerofbadnews saidman... when i was in the single digits, i always wondered what my life would be like because at the time, i wasn't too thrilled about it. there were some moments where i was like "damn.. this can't be life". things will get better and then as a teen, things got worse and all hope faded away towards a better tomorrow. now i'm 27, basically depressed, angry, and don't want to be fucked with by anybody period. even if things get better, i've gotten to the point where i could give a fuck less. yes, i'm bitter and i feel i have every right to be. if you can't understand that, then tough shit.

    like you, i'm reluctant to reveal certain things about myself to most people because of how they might react to it. in the past, i opened myself up and folks shitted on me or brushed me off. so i just keep it all to myself, my journal, my blog, and vent some of that on here.. of course, like i expect, people basically try to insult me with my own frustrations and failures. it's all good though because they know how i feel about them. i hate them more than they hate me and i hope them and me never cross paths because whatever they have coming they gonna get. i'm just a regular guy out there that just keeps it honest with himself as difficult as it is. i don't need anybody with their own bullshit trying to 1 up themselves off of me.


    People that have dealt with pain and conquered it, will understand you. Don't be bitter it will only cause you an unhappy life. At best have a healthy skepticism and at worst be somewhat cynical, but not bitter man (you deserve to be kinder to yourself than that). There's nothing wrong with being a one man island.


    My ramble: Take the risk of opening yourself up and making yourself vulnerable. Yes, you will meet some great and not so great people, such is life. If you choose not to open up, you've already lost. Know what you want, say what you want; some people will come along for part or all of the ride, some people will won't. Life is great when you share it with people you love and who love you back, but you won't get it by closing yourself off. Experiencing life is all about risk.
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    Nov 29, 2013 5:22 AM GMT
    thebearerofbadnews saidman... when i was in the single digits, i always wondered what my life would be like because at the time, i wasn't too thrilled about it. there were some moments where i was like "damn.. this can't be life". things will get better and then as a teen, things got worse and all hope faded away towards a better tomorrow. now i'm 27, basically depressed, angry, and don't want to be fucked with by anybody period. even if things get better, i've gotten to the point where i could give a fuck less. yes, i'm bitter and i feel i have every right to be. if you can't understand that, then tough shit.

    like you, i'm reluctant to reveal certain things about myself to most people because of how they might react to it. in the past, i opened myself up and folks shitted on me or brushed me off. so i just keep it all to myself, my journal, my blog, and vent some of that on here.. of course, like i expect, people basically try to insult me with my own frustrations and failures. it's all good though because they know how i feel about them. i hate them more than they hate me and i hope them and me never cross paths because whatever they have coming they gonna get. i'm just a regular guy out there that just keeps it honest with himself as difficult as it is. i don't need anybody with their own bullshit trying to 1 up themselves off of me.


    I debated on responding to this because it almost sounds like you are too far gone, but it's my duty to pass on what i've learned. so here's a couple things to think about...

    First thing, just let it go. Dont be so defensive and take things personal. You got one life and happiness only comes from one place... Inside yourself. period.

    If you really want someone to talk to, inbox me.
    I wake up everyday happy and go to sleep the same. If i die today (not that i want to) I'd be satisfied with my life.

    For the OP, the purpose of your life is whatever purpose you give it. Buddhist say the purpose of life is simply to live it. If you are really in search of some knowledge I can give you some books that are worth their weight in gold. That goes for anybody else here too.
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    Nov 29, 2013 6:21 AM GMT
    To care for my dogs.
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    Nov 29, 2013 2:29 PM GMT
    This video is pretty good. Trust me, I'm a Psychology professor. icon_smile.gif

    There's nothing magical about it, it's basically just getting out all of the mental clutter in your head. The video is a little long (60 minutes), and could be reduced to 20 minutes in my opinion. The basic message is: Make 3 lists: Everything you have to do, Everything you want, and everything you're afraid of. Spend as long as you need (20 minutes? 1 hour? 6 hours?) writing everything you can think of on each list, one list at a time. Then, read everything on the lists outloud. He says it gives him remarkable clarity. It's simple mental house-cleaning. But, it can be very effective.



    I also like this guy's blog a lot:

    http://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2005/01/how-to-discover-your-life-purpose-in-about-20-minutes/

    I think both of these links help people clear the mental clutter out of their brains, help them realize and organize what is important to them, and gets them engaged in their self-discovery process. Pretty simple, actually.
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    Nov 30, 2013 6:14 AM GMT
    Thanks for all the feedback.
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    Nov 30, 2013 6:18 AM GMT
    It's hard to admit it to oneself but it's actually self aggrandizing behavior. Believe me, I know.
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    Nov 30, 2013 6:46 AM GMT
    Life is a constantly changing journey. You will go through periods where you are preparing for something (like college), then you will go through periods of working. Unexpected things will happen, both good and bad.

    I would like to think that my purpose is one of encouraging and helping others succeed. I hope that is the legacy that I leave.

    One thing I will say to you - is figure that general statement of purpose out and learn to articulate it. It will help give you direction as you move through life and will come in handy during job interviews.

    Best of luck.
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    Nov 30, 2013 7:24 AM GMT
    Life is full of ups and downs, you'll meet different and many people whom you either love, like or hate ! lol, Urg, just navigate and have fun along the way.
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    Nov 30, 2013 7:57 AM GMT
    Something to remind you of what's important and what's not.

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    Nov 30, 2013 11:59 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidMy purpose?

    Well, that's an easy one. To slowly and gradually weaken and destroy our delicately precious ozone layer, one wretchedly terrible fart at a time.

    It gives me purpose......

    lol
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    Nov 30, 2013 12:52 PM GMT
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    Nov 30, 2013 3:19 PM GMT
    So long as your life remains about your own world, it will probably feel quite pointless. In fact, it will be pointless as there is no purpose or honour in just serving yourself. Even the cloistered monastic who rarely talks to anyone does it for a higher purpose other than himself. You need to find people and causes you love and care about. You need to realize that love is not just a sentimental feeling, that it always coexists with sacrifice. You need to crawl out of your shell and take risk, emotionally and practically. If you do these things, your life will have a lot more purpose than it does now, and you will have a story worth telling.
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    Nov 30, 2013 3:27 PM GMT
    IDK still lookin' for it...
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    Nov 30, 2013 3:29 PM GMT
    The purpose of life is to live. Were you guys expecting to be born with a mission?
    Can't we just live and accept that is what we are supposed to do?
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    Nov 30, 2013 5:16 PM GMT
    http://youtu.be/2Eesxzum5ak
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    Nov 30, 2013 5:23 PM GMT
    Be successful so I can make a lot of money and give it to charity.
    Actually, I hope I become so rich that I don't have to work anymore and I can be completely involved with different organizations.

    I realize that helping others is the most important thing.
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    Nov 30, 2013 6:50 PM GMT
    Mud pies.

    1) Feeling a void, along with a need for meaning and context, is normal, human.

    2) Either one accepts the meaning and context provided by Christianity, in my view, or one settles for mud pies.

    “It would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak.

    We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea.

    We are far too easily pleased.” C. S. Lewis

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    Nov 30, 2013 7:44 PM GMT
    I guess my purpose is just to be the best me that I can! icon_lol.gif


    I'm an avid animal lover and think children are the sweetest things on the face of the earth, so I guess when I reach my goal of being a multimillionaire, I'll be able to give to charities and organizations that help both. ^_^
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    Dec 23, 2013 12:04 AM GMT


    Thanks for all, the pos and neg comments. Much appreciated. I decided I need to work on me. Other ppl matter but, if I'm gunna b Happy I gotta fix me first and foremost. Thanks again guys
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    Dec 23, 2013 1:52 AM GMT
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