Purpose for being

Question of the Day, December 3, 2011 ~ Seeing Life Through Your Eyes

If I could see life through your eyes what would I see as my purpose for ‘being’?

If someone else could experience the world, through the lens of the history of experience and thought that is me, then the notion of “purpose for ‘being'” would lose any meaning it may have had in their past experience.

I don’t have a purpose for being.

I am.

And from time to time I choose a particular purpose to accomplish.

At present, my largest purpose is establishing systems on this planet that guarantee that all individuals have the basic essentials of life, and as much freedom as possible within the needs of joint security.

I also have my wife and daughter to care for, various committees to contribute to, clients to support.

Long term, I want to life spans extended indefinitely, and the ability to rebuild my body to its most athletic best – at around age 24, when I could free dive 100ft and run 5 miles in under half an hour, and replace the missing bits (the parts of shoulder and face removed by surgery, and the bits of fingers removed by chainsaw) and keep all the memories and experience I have accumulated.

Not a lot really 😉

About Ted Howard NZ

Seems like I might be a cancer survivor. Thinking about the systemic incentives within the world we find ourselves in, and how we might adjust them to provide an environment that supports everyone (no exceptions) - see www.tedhowardnz.com/money
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1 Response to Purpose for being

  1. HolEssence says:

    Second to “I love you,” “I am” are quite possibly the next most powerful words uttered by humankind. I take time each day to go through the alphabet and say “I am _____” and fill in the blank with a single word that’s positive, uplifting, constructive, and healing that starts with A, then B, then C, and so on.

    I am articulate
    I am blessed
    I am compassionate



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