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Why do we place such extraordinary importance on living purpose-filled lives?

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Wethos
May 15, 2018 · 6 min read
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“What’s the purpose of purpose? Why do we feel the need to make such sacrifices, stake our happiness, our financial stability, lay our freedom — hell our lives sometimes — on the line, to fill our lives with purpose? How much can we really do?

I thought about my own life path, how I’d left my full-time job as an Editor in Chief at an entertainment publication to focus on social justice work as a freelance investigative reporter. It was one of the hardest things I’d ever done, and it meant returning to the food service industry once again — even after one whole college degree and career later — to help pay the bills.

But why? Was the altruism a new high, a refreshing departure from the narcissistic meanderings of Hollywood? Did I believe that I was making a real difference for all of those teachers in Puerto Rico, who I watched stumble through tear gas clouds only weeks later?


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