A Sense of Purpose
"Your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it."
I believe that living a life full of a sense of purpose and meaning is connected to health and longevity.
"The evidence shows a sense of purpose, and being engaged in your day to day is indeed health protective. A significant decrease in stress and inflammatory makers is noted in people with high eudaimonic well-being." (Eudaimonic means striving for a noble, meaningful purpose.)
- Dr. Kelli Harding, "The Rabbit Effect"
The primary pathway to a sense of purpose and meaning is learning. I have been blessed with a lifelong passion for learning. Learning is my second favorite thing in life. My favorite thing in life is holding my wife Sandra.
"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." - Plutarch
Make sure you are engaged in activities that you find meaningful. Develop your sense of purpose voluntarily to serve others, learn through a variety of resources ie. podcasts, books, classes, and speaking and listening to other perspectives.