The Purpose Of Life Is Not Happiness: It’s Usefulness

Darius Foroux
Oct 3, 2016 · 5 min read
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We are who we are.

“Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.”

But here’s the thing: How do you achieve happiness?

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”

It comes down to this: What are you DOING that’s making a difference?

“Bottom line: they were extremely bright people who would never really do anything, would never add much to society, would leave no legacy behind. I found this terribly sad, in the way that wasted potential is always sad.”

A different mindset.


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Darius Foroux

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Author of 7 books, including Think Straight. I write about productivity, habits, decision making, and wealth building: dariusforoux.com/

The Blog Of Darius Foroux

Authentic articles on productivity, habits, decision making, and personal finance.

Darius Foroux

Written by

Author of 7 books, including Think Straight. I write about productivity, habits, decision making, and wealth building: dariusforoux.com/

The Blog Of Darius Foroux

Authentic articles on productivity, habits, decision making, and personal finance.

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