It’s one of humanity’s most pertinent and penetrating questions: how do I live a life of purpose? Big questions require big answers. Finding purpose is a big deal, and answers tend to suggest life-changing transformation is necessary.
We read stories of those who made it against all odds, those who had courage to make radical changes and live unconventional lives.
While this is all well and good, the implication that finding purpose is a monumental task—a big answer to a bigger question— may hinder the process of living a meaningful life.
What if the paradox of purpose is that, the more pressure we put on ourselves to find it, the more elusive it becomes?