What’s the point

What’s the Point?

Have you determined your purpose?

Hi Laurie

A couple of things that appear on face value to be contradictory.

You stated:
“I believe that each of us has an individual and specific reason for being here.”
and then followed that with:
“It’s my perspective that we determine it.”

The first statement seems to imply (or at least can be read as meaning) that there is some purpose in conception, growth as an embryo, etc.

The second statement seems to imply that we can only have purpose once our awareness is sufficiently developed to make a clear choice of purpose, and that such a choice of purpose can evolve over time with experience and new levels of awareness.

The second entirely aligns with my own understanding, the first does not.

It seems to me that for most of us, we get our initial ideas of purpose largely from the culture of our development. It is our culture that is, for the most part, responsible for the words we learn, the ideas encapsulated in those words, and the relationships that seem obvious between words and ideas.

It seems to me that most aspects of possibility that exist in the world are part of infinite possibilities, and no finite mind can encapsulate any infinity, let alone an infinity of infinities. So this logically requires that most (if not all) of our knowledge is probably an approximation to reality, that is deficient in some way that we are not yet aware of, because we have not yet encountered a circumstance in reality that exposes that deficiency.

Purpose seems to me to fall into this general category of things. It seems to me to be something to be re-evaluated from time to time, and something to be held firmly (neither too tightly nor too loosely – and we are each our own determiners of what “too” is in this context).

So I am a big yes to choosing our own purpose.

For me, my choice is one of creating a set of ideas and technologies that deliver to every individual the material resources, the mental clarity, the freedom and the security to responsibly choose their own paths in life. To have the freedom to make their own mistakes (provided that the consequences of those mistakes are not lethal for anyone else), but not the freedom from the consequences of those mistakes.

My choice is to have such a system become our dominant social reality, and to do what is necessary to make that happen.
I would like to be around to enjoy the long term consequences, and to enjoy as much as possible of the journey.

All choice has consequence, even inaction has consequence.

Kia kaha, Arohanui (be strong, great love {multi-dimensional})

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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