See, when you're lucky enough to find your purpose, that's when you have something that gets you out of bed in the morning. It gets you excited. It makes it easier (but not easy!) to keep going when obstacles are thrown at you left, right and centre. It keeps you focused and determined (other awesome zombie traits!).
In short, it's AWESOME!!!
But here's the thing. Some people never find their purpose. Or it takes them years. I think the problem is that people think too large. I have no problems with dreaming big, or aiming high, or any of that, in fact I think it's necessary, but in searching for one overall world-changing life-altering purpose, you can miss a lot along the way.
Zombies have a pretty simple purpose. Catch human, break skull, eat brain, grunt and groan. But that simple purpose pretty much helps them obliterate a planet! Little things can make a difference, and they can grow at an alarming zombie virus-like speed. I think you should definitely be on the lookout for the large scale purpose/career/project, but along that journey, there are HEAPS of little purposes that will light up your and other people's lives.
Want to raise a million dollars for charity? You could also donate clothes to homeless people., or volunteer at a local charity.
Want to influence millions of people with your writing? Start by writing the best book you can for your best friend.
I don't know, these are just things that are popping into my head, but you get the idea. Don't think your purpose has to change the entire world in one go. Start small and build up.. Look for lots of little purposes. Eat one brain. Change one person into a zombie.
But if you must find one purpose, act like a zombie. If your brain was going to be mutated by a virus or parasite, so that you were totally focused on ONE thing and it would make you so happy to be doing that one thing for the rest of your life ... what would it be?
WHAT WOULD THAT ONE THING BE?
Then work out a way to start making that happen, but start small and always keep an eye out for other things you can do along the way. It really is about the journey.
And I actually think we already all have a purpose, one that if we all focused on it and did it to the best of our abilities, the world would be a better place (HINT: Zombies are really bad at this).
Be kind to each other.
Seriously. It's not that hard. Treat other people how you would like to be treated. Imagine if we all did that? The world would be a different place.
So on that very deep and serious note, I'm outta here! There are zombies at the door, and I have to go get my bazooka flamethrower and do something about this situation!
Have an amazing week, and remember, if you really wanna live ... you gotta be undead!
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