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Old 10-18-2018, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Milwaukee Area of WI
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I think, for some people, our "purpose" doesn't seem clear until we really think about it. For me, my purpose was to have 6 beautiful children who are making this world a better place. My other purpose was to help my current spouse be who "she" needed to be (Transgender). (although, I am going through a divorce now)

Anyway, if you're a nice person, you can touch people's lives in a positive everyday if you choose to. That is a wonderful purpose
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Old 10-18-2018, 01:39 PM
 
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I think mine is to help others - people and animals.

I loved my military career. I've taken in homeless animals. I've started an informational page for my town that has helped people. Those in need know when and where to get help. This week alone we found homes for two stray pups.

It is very fulfilling.
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Old 10-18-2018, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Not dead yet but so far I am a talentless drone. If I work hard I can be better than average at anything I choose to try but I haven't found anything I am passionate about that I do better than anyone else. Darn it!

You never know. I may trip over some unknown ability tomorrow...or never.
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Old 10-18-2018, 01:52 PM
 
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I know the OP doesn't want this to become a religious discussion, however, my highest purpose is to grow in grace and in the knowledge of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
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Old 10-18-2018, 02:13 PM
 
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My purpose when I get up every morning is to have a good day with the people I love, to care for my loved ones, to do things I enjoy, to improve someone else's day if I can, and to cause no harm to anyone.

When I was in college, I took some kind of personality test or something that was supposed to tell me my purpose. It was a serious test. Basically, it determined that I'm here to have a good time, which I can't argue with at all.
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Old 10-18-2018, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Earth
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My daily purpose each day is not to annoy anyone.
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Old 10-18-2018, 02:36 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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I've come to believe that a person's perception of their purpose changes throughout their life. Why would it have to be static and unchangeable? People can reinvent themselves at any time if they really wish to, so that would probably change their perception of purpose. Yes, I used the term perception...which as most people know tends to be reality.
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Old 10-18-2018, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Central NY
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There have been some interesting answers to this question. I see some of us are in the same boat, so to speak, don't know what our purpose is.

It makes me feel better about myself that I'm not the only one without a clear definition of my purpose.
Thank you everyone.
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Old 10-18-2018, 02:54 PM
 
Location: NC Piedmont
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Probably an unpopular position, but I doubt we actually have one. That doesn't mean we can't live full and happy lives as well as do all we can to help others do the same. I just don't believe that we as a species evolved for any particular reason or purpose. It follows that we as individuals don't have a specific purpose.
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Old 10-18-2018, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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The purpose of my life seems to be to temporarily and locally reduce the universe's tendency towards chaos.
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