Category: purpose

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Breaking It All Down

I set deadlines for myself on things.  I try not to obsess too much over the future, but it’s important to have direction.  Aimlessness can be fun for a while, but ultimately, the lack of purpose gets to you.  Life should be a blend of kicking back in the moment and taking action to fulfill …

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Those Who Cannot Defend Themselves

I’m a meat eater.  It gives me regret, often, to know I had a hand in ending life, and increasingly, it bothers me to do so. And while I’m not PETA supporter on account of their hypocrisy, I truly believe that those who can defend themselves must inevitably choose to stand up for those who …

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Golden Circle

There’s a popular TED talk by Simon Sinek around the power of Why.  In fact, he followed that up with a whole book called Start With Why, that took the concept in his talk (which lasted roughly 20 minutes), and made it last several hours, with no variation on theme. I thought it an odd choice …

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Sunday Mornings

I love Sunday mornings, particularly the ones where I haven’t been out binge drinking the night before.  It’s been a while since I really did that, but I don’t miss those. A little buzz to loosen the tongue is fine, but to lose focus?  To drink so much that it’s all an uncaring blur, a …

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The Curve Of Life

There’s a moment in The Wonderful Visit where the main protagonist explains to the visiting angel the course of a person’s life.  The angel, coming from a place akin to heaven, doesn’t suffer from death, and doesn’t understand toil or pain or labour or taxes or culture or society.  Basically, he’s from an idealized place where …

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Not Up For It Today

In order to avoid whining and putting up blow-off posts, I try to pick from a list of ideas that have occurred to me as the days have gone by. Thoughts that came up during reading, or weird interactions or just random things that popped into my head one time.  I’m trying to capture it …

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Purpose

I’ve been thinking a lot about purpose lately, and this morning in particular. A lot of personal development gurus talk about purpose as though it’s a job, a vocation or a hobby that one must discover in order to reveal their inner self through a “true calling”. I think that’s a bit of a myth. …