I Have No Purpose in Life, and Therein Lies My Purpose

A Chronic Voice
Jun 17, 2018 · 5 min read
I Have No Purpose in Life, and Therein Lies My Purpose
“What is the purpose of my life?” It’s a timeless question that can be especially disturbing for those with chronic illness. Here’s how I make sense of it.

“What is the purpose of my life?” It’s a timeless, eternal question that has plagued or intrigued humanity since the beginning of time. It is a thought that can be disturbing to me especially when I’m in the throes of extreme pain. What is the point to all this? Any sort of happiness I gain isn’t worth such torture. As the years go by, many of us with chronic illness sink into a state of