Life of purpose

“ To me , there is only one form of human depravity –the man without a purpose.”

Those are rather harsh words by Ayn Rand. However , I can understand her point. After all , a life without purpose is a life wasted. Kenneth Hildebrand eloquently explains the problem:” multitudes of people, drifting aimlessly to and fro without a set purpose, deny themselves such fulfillment of their capacities, and the satisfying happiness which attends it.

They are not wicked , they are only shallow. They are not mean or vicious ; they simply are empty—shake them and they would rattle like gourds. They lack range, depth, and conviction. Without purpose their lives ultimately wander into the morass of dissatisfaction. As we harness our abilities to a steady purpose and undertake the long pull toward its accomplishment, rich compensations reward us. A sense of purpose simplifies life and therefore concentrates our abilities; and concentrations adds power.
Despite the importance of PURPOSE ,many of us are still floundering , drifting in an unknown direction . Why’s that? One reason is fear. We are afraid to state our target because we may miss it. To avoid failure ,we avoid having a purpose. But if we don’t stand for something, we may fall for anything. What is the purpose of living if we don’t have something to live for?


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