What Is The Point of Life?
BY CHRIS SAVAGE
Is There a Point to Life?
It sounds like a simple question, “Is there a point to life?”
But it's one of the most difficult philosophical questions you could ask.
Why? Because your perception of reality is different from the person sitting next to you.
Everyone will have their own answer.
Therefore your point will be different from theirs and everyone else.
People live in their own reality while at the same time co-exist with everybody else.
You have your own beliefs, values, thoughts, and past experiences that make up your ultimate view of the world.
Based on that unique view you will likely have your own answer to the question "what is the point of life?".
In simple terms, yes, there is a point to life. Of course, there is.
The catch is that it’s up to you to find it, to make sense of it, and to live it.
They have one (what they would like to be doing) but they’re caught in the routine of everyday life and they never get around to it.
That doesn’t have to be you.
You can have a purpose and be moving towards it while you’re still taking care of your day to day responsibilities.
Is there a point to life? Yes, there is. And it's your job to find it.
Let’s dive in and start with the most important piece, you.
What Is Your Main Purpose In Life?
Finding your purpose in life is about one thing; You.
You won't find your purpose in someone else’s life. A lot of people might have no clue what their purpose is.
Others might think they know what it is. While others still, will have found their purpose and be living it every day.
Which group would you rather be in?
Do You Know Your Purpose?
First of all, how do you define “life purpose” or “the point of life?”.
Life purpose is simply something you have in your life that’s worth investing your time, effort, and emotional energy in bringing to fruition.
It could be a social cause, it can be your own personal development, building a business, or creating a marvellous piece of art to share with the world.
Another thing too about your purpose. It changes throughout your life. You’ll evolve from one purpose to another.
When you’re 20 your life’s purpose (if you even think about it at that age) will be totally different from your life purpose when you're 40.
So don’t think your purpose is set in stone and you’re stuck with it for life.
Your purpose can change at any time.
So ask yourself “what’s worth living for right now, at this stage of my life”.
The questions “who do I want to be” and “what type of life do I want to live” are key questions to ask when you’re figuring out what your purpose is.
And another thing, you don’t have to overthink all this. Your purpose will come to you as you’re out there living life.
And it will likely come when you least expect it. So keep your mind open to receive it when it shows up.
What You Should Have a Life Purpose?
Living with purpose gives your life meaning and helps you make sense of the world.
Thinking about your purpose gives you a deeper understanding and perspective about who you are and the direction you want your life to go in.
Having a point to life and a worthy purpose has these benefits;
1. Your Purpose Gives Your Life Meaning
When you have a clear life purpose your mind has a target you can shoot to live your best life.
There are no guarantees of success, but having a clear aim will get you a lot closer to your outcome than if you don’t have one.
Your purpose also keeps you motivated to do the right things.
2. Your Purpose Helps You Become Your Best Self
Your purpose, by definition, is beyond your reach.
Whatever your purpose and however close you are to it, there’s always another one that will take its place.
To get what you want (to live your purpose) requires you honing your skills and becoming a better, more effective version of yourself.
You set a purpose not only to reach a certain point in the future but also to become a better person by going through the process.
Set a worthy purpose and live as best you can to be in line with that purpose, and become the person you need to be to have it.
3. Your Purpose Adds Richness To Your Life
Your purpose adds richness to your life by giving you an achievement that only comes from making progress towards a goal.
You add richness to your life through feeling and experience.
Living your purpose doesn’t mean your life will be smooth and problem-free.
Actually, when you do have a purpose you’re likely to encounter more challenges than if you didn't.
Why is this a good thing and how does it add richness to your life? Because overcoming obstacles builds character.
That character then makes better decisions and has a clearer perspective on the world.
It sounds like a contradiction, but struggle is a key ingredient to your finding and living your purpose.
The person you become as a result of overcoming your setbacks will be better equipped and more likely to achieve your highest and loftiest goals. Makes sense, right?
4. Your Purpose Defines You
Your true purpose will be an embodiment of who you want to be and how you want to live your life.
On the path towards your purpose, you’ll develop skills and character traits essential for being who you want to be and living the type of life you want to live.
When you have a clear purpose to aim for, you immediately start becoming the type of person who would live that purpose.
By the time your purpose becomes a reality it won’t be out there anymore, it will be part of you.
It won’t even feel like a huge event, as you would have been gradually moving towards it when it comes to fruition it simply feels like the next logical step forward.
It’s unlikely your purpose will be achieved as the person you are now. A true meaningful purpose should stretch you to become better.
5. Living Your Purpose Makes the World a Better Place
When you're living your purpose you contribute positively to the people around you and to society at large.
People are inspired when they see how you live your life.
Get busy living life and taking action, you'll find what you're looking for if you keep at it long enough.
Quotes About What Is The Point In Life?
“The meaning of life is whatever you ascribe it to be. Being alive is the meaning.” ―Joseph Campbell
“Whatever we are, whatever we make of ourselves, is all we will ever have—and that, in its profound simplicity, is the meaning of life.” ―Philip Appleman
“Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.” ―The Dalai Lama
“There is not one big cosmic meaning for all; there is only the meaning we each give to our life, an individual meaning, an individual plot, like an individual novel, a book for each person.” ―Anais Nin“The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.” ―Arnold Schwarzenegger