This is a response to the one-word prompt “Purpose” by “The Daily Post.”
To have a purpose in one’s life is something that everyone wants. It is a desire that seems to be engraved in the human spirit/DNA throughout history. That something that drives us to do something more with our lives. Merriam-Webster gives three definitions for purpose, the reason why something is done or used: the aim or intention of something, the feeling of being determined to do or achieve something, and the aim or goal of a person: what a person is trying to do, become, etc. All three of these definitions are applicable to what one wants for their life.
To live is to have a purpose, and in order to live we need a purpose. We humans have a deep seeded need to make something with our lives. Its why throughout history we have built monuments, temples, great cities and more. It is also why every culture and human civilization since the beginning has in some form or another believed in a divine being or beings.
The human search for a life purpose is not just a search for something to do with one’s life and to leave behind but a search for meaning of why we are here on this Earth. For us humans, who are always searching, always questioning, always asking why, it is not enough that we exist and are here, we need to know why. Whether it be from religion, science, or both we seek to know our purpose as well as have a purpose for life.
So what is your purpose in life, do you have one? If not why not, are you still searching for one? How are you searching for your purpose? We all have our purpose for this life, we just have to find out what it is and why we where put here into existence. Once you know what your purpose for life is, you find that life is so much more bearable and well livable. So find your life purpose.