Purpose

One of the infinite sub-paradoxes of the grand paradox we call life is that while everything you do matters, at the same time, nothing you do really matters at all.

With experience I’ve come to find humor in the absurdity of things, such as the way we take ourselves so seriously, or how we fall into various patterns, or even the lives that we have created for ourselves.

It’s a funny thing to debate over a gluten-free beer with a philosophy professor, but not so funny if you’re caught too far up in the darker side of that debate.

It wasn’t so funny when I was a young, depressed teenager with no sense of purpose. Of course, there were many other factors, but in the right combination you can lose your will to live completely.

On the other hand, as Victor Frankl points out, a man with a purpose can endure just about anything. If you have a purpose, then no matter what else is going on in the world, every little thing you do does matter.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s