I don’t want to sound all doom and gloom, or worse make people think I have no self-esteem; as if I cared what anyone thinks. I consider myself an optimistic pessimist, because going too far either way can make us out of touch with reality.
If you can’t decide what you want to do with your life, I have some good news. It doesn’t matter in the end because it is all dead end and temporary. Nobody wants to come to the end of their life and wish they had spent more time working.
Don’t get me wrong, life is work but not everything has to be about work and money the way we make it today. I believe there has to be more to this life than just the here and now and this is why I am convinced that there is a God (metaphorical name for Divine goodness) and a life beyond this one.
Religious texts such as the Bible and even Vedic scriptures have a lot of truth to them, one of these eternal truths being that life is meaningless in the Book of Ecclesiastes. Many people will hear this and give up in despair but for me this is good news because it means I am free to do whatever with my life (within reason).
Our purpose in life is to do whatever makes us happy. True happiness has been defined by ancient philosophers as being of service to others. Life is about service. Making money is good but even spiritual teachers like Dr. Wayne Dyer say it should not be the end goal. Money is simply a medium of exchange, so when we find what makes us happy and pursue it we naturally attract the money we need to finance our life.
There is an old saying that when we do what we love the money follows. Even if we don’t make a lot we will have the wisdom to do more with less (this is better than chasing after money in my opinion).
The reason we are so obsessed with money, work and material wealth is because we have lost our sense of purpose so we focus on whatever feels the void, which in most cases is money or relationships. We will never be happy if we lose touch with who we are and try to look for what we are missing through other people.