Learning from others

The journey may indeed matter more than the destination-but without a destination to aim for there is no journey; we can only wander.

With the pace of life accelerating, in a world of change, it’s not easy to maintain our balance and sense of direction. Yet we strive to do so, because a sense of direction, toward a meaningful goal, may be the better part of happiness. In this pursuit, the journey may indeed matter more than the destination-but without a destination to aim for there is no journey; we can only wander. We humans are goal seekers from infancy, drawn by the objects of our desire. But somewhere along the way, most often in the dilemmas and angst of adolescence, a sense of confusion obscures the simple desires of childhood. What we want is muddied by expectations about what we think we should do. We begin to doubt our desires, mistrust our motives, and wonder where we’re going and why.

To learn from others, i called multiple friends of mine and tried to see how they reacted to my questions. Actually questions were just an excuse, the matter was to learn and see how other reacts to a particular situation.

  1. What is your life of purpose?

Mostly answered that they want to pursue in their life, in their life towards the goals they have set already. Some reacted as they want to do some part time social work as well in order to help the poor and needy people. Some pointed out that inner satisfaction is most important. They pointed out that through hard work, dedication and devotion, life of purpose can be lived.

2. What is the pain (sacrifice) that you are willing to sustain to reach your goals?

Through hard work, passion, commitment and dedication. They were ready to study even with their jobs because they want to get the skills and knowledge which is advance in market and hence increase their value in the company.

3. What are you passionate (or burdened) by?

To learn as much as possible and then moving to multi national company to get the advancement in career. some of the replies were as:

One of my greatest passions is helping others. When I was younger, I enjoyed helping my mom with household repairs. As I grew older, that habit grew and I desired to help others as well. I like helping people find solutions that meet their specific needs.

I’m passionate about making a difference. When I’m involved with a project at work I want to do my best to achieve success. I feel the same way about what I do in my personal life.

4. What did you learn by talking with them?

I learned from their life experience that nothing is impossible in life. It’s all about the effort and struggle you put in to achieve your goal.

5. How did your conversations with them relate to what you learned in this course? Did your conversation with them help enhance or change anything that you learned in this course?

They were also emphasizing to the need of the social life and helping others. This is what we are not payed for, but these little acts of kindness makes our journey easy and smooth.

6. How does their why compare to your why?

Everybody is committed to bring some change in their self as well as in the society through the social work.