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A crisis of purpose?

What’s the point?

Too what extent are we decadent? How many of society’s problems stem from a widespread crisis of purpose?

Bon Jovi said “You live for the fight when it’s all that you’ve got,” but what happens when you run out of fights?

What purposes will sustain you once you’ve…

  • Passed your exams
  • Left home
  • Earned a living
  • Climbed the mountain / Run the marathon / Won (or stopped competing for) the prize
  • Raised a family (and housed and fed and educated them)
  • Lost your hair / figure / youthful foxiness
  • Paid off your mortgage
  • Buried some loved ones
  • Saved for retirement
  • Passed your peak
  • Retired
  • Lost your strength

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What purposes will sustain you through (and as you remember) the things you fail to do?

I'd love to hear your thoughts and recommended resources...