What is the purpose of life? 3 views… “The purpose of life is to contribute in some way to making thingsbetter.”― Robert F. Kennedy “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to behonorable, to be compassionate, to have it make somedifference that you have lived and lived well.”― Ralph Waldo Emerson “The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost,to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richerexperience.”― Eleanor Roosevelt
So, the purpose of life: Contribute Volunteer at a hospital or social setting Provide companionship to someone in need Teach someone how to do something Vote and work for an election or ballot measure Listen and share feelings Donate goods, services, blood Join a charity to raise money and awareness
So, the purpose of life: Make adifference Talk to someone in distress Educate yourself and use this education to helpsomeone else Share your talent with others Reuse, recycle and educate Write a note to someone who doesn’t get out Cook a meal for a homebound friend
So, the purpose of life: To live life tothe fullest Be adventurous: Do something you haven’t donebefore Be positive. Focus on good things and goodthings will happen. Maintain control and responsibilities for youractions Listen to your heart and soul Practice mindfulness
Finding your purpose Answer some key questions about yourself:Who am I?What has been influential in my life?What do I want?What do I love?What are my core values?When was I most happy in my life?
Who can help me find mypurpose? Your friends Your family Your peers People who have been in business with you People who know of your talents People with common interests as you
Where can I go to find apurpose? Your neighborhood community center (likeBayside!) Your church A neighbor’s house A non profit service like the animal shelter or thefood bank The library (or the Internet) An educational institution (like SDCE!)
What do I do when I have foundmy purpose? Embrace it! You are so lucky to have reachedthis point Build on in! You can always increase yourhelpfulness, understanding, service time andeffort Tell others! If you can find others to work withyou, you will benefit them as well
Final word “The great and glorious masterpiece of man is tolive with purpose.”― Michel de MontaigneWhat is the purpose of your life?