Hello. I am curious about a topic that I would like to invite you and everyone you know to write about. It is something that I think about often and have a pretty strong self-concept for. This topic is central to human behavior and thoughts. It isn’t something that can be determined universally through scales and measures, I don’t think it can be, anyway. The significance of it is universal, however. What I am talking about is the purpose of life. What is the purpose of life?
I’m curious about how you define and explain the purpose of your own life. What is your self-concept of the purpose of life? I am issuing an invitation to every blogger and user of social networking media to write up a blurb, an essay or even a volume of how they define the purpose of life, personally. Let’s all do this and then post them on April 15th under the title “The Purpose of Life.” I’ll be doing this. Maybe I’ll be alone, and that’s fine. But maybe more people will do it and that will be cool.
Why April 15th? It’s a day that reminds us of the saying “there are only two things in life that you have to do: pay taxes and die.” So in addition to being an arbitrary day I selected a few weeks out, it is perhaps an appropriate day for us all to consider the purpose of life.
Let’s all take a few minutes for ourselves and ponder what the purpose of life is, and then if so inclined write it down, or at least write some thoughts about whether or not you feel it is important to have a defined purpose of life. We are all influenced from many different angles and perspectives and there will be likely be a lot of overlap of the ways we define life, and that’s great. There will also be a lot of differences, and perhaps that is even better.
I invite you to plan for Monday April 15th. Write down your personal definition of the purpose of life or just some thoughts about the topic. Blog it. Post it on Facebook. Tweet it (that would be a pretty concise definition!). Let’s all share these thoughts with each other. Then once we’ve all posted we can learn something significant about each other and about the world. Or maybe not, maybe it will be an insignificant experience, but I doubt it, I think it would be monumental.
Share this invitation with all of your friends. Invite and encourage everyone to share their concept of the purpose of life. I think it would be really informative. But even if you don’t give this any more thought, check back on April 15th and get to know my life perspective a little better. If that interests you.
Thanks! Hope to read from you all soon.