The Four Purposes of Life: Finding Meaning and Direction in a Changing World
When I was declaring a college major, I told my parents that I wanted to become a writer. Their response was: “You’ll be a teacher. Write on your own time.” My only choices were what subject and what age group. So I got as close as I could and majored in English. That turned out to be a good thing for me because I was able to use my education and experience to develop my life path. How many of us, however, are able to break away from the “have to’s” and “should’s”? Women especially need to examine whether we’re playing a role, meeting parental, societal or spousal expectations or if we’re following our own path. We assume roles to please others. All of us, men and women, must discover who we really are and allow that to emerge into the world. Many men are nurturers and many women are leaders and intellectuals. We must break out of societal conditioning and allow our true purpose to emerge. Please join us Thursday to hear Dan Millman share the wisdom he has garnered in his own search.