Boyd starts the essay by asserting that “the fundamental goal of humans is to improve their capacity for independent action.”
… on our own. We make it because others care for us. A recurring theme in one of my favorite movies, A Bronx Tale, is the notion uttered by Chazz Palminteri’s character, Sonny, that no one cares.
When you build it based on how much you contribute to other people’s lives, you feel full, even when the money isn’t there yet. I think it’s what people call purpose.