The next time you’re whining about how difficult your life is, consider this.
Thank you Berton Tan for giving me this link. It was a good read, and a somewhat inspiring one too. Read it for yourself here.
“Today’s graduates are also told to find their passion and then pursue their dreams… Most successful young people don’t look inside and then plan a life. They look outside and find a problem, which summons their life… Most people don’t form a self and then lead a life. They are called by a problem, and the self is constructed gradually by their calling… Today’s grads enter a cultural climate that preaches the self as the center of a life. But… they’ll discover that the tasks of a life are at the center. Fulfillment is a byproduct of how people engage their tasks, and can’t be pursued directly. Most of us are egotistical and most are self-concerned most of the time, but it’s nonetheless true that life comes to a point only in those moments when the self dissolves into some task. The purpose in life is not to find yourself. It’s to lose yourself.“
Truly, it’s not about you. It’s so much more than that.
Happy Source: David Brooks, New York Times.