“The purpose of life is a life of purpose.”
— Attributed to both Ludwig Wittgenstein and Robert Byrne
Ever watch a group of 6th & 7th graders dancing?
One leader, multiple followers, vibrating, darting and weaving, followers break away and new groups form, repeat, reform, all happening at an amazing speed. None of them really thinking. All of them just moving to a very loud beat. Every decision is a reaction to all those other movements occurring simultaneously.
Every so often, a child comes through and starts a train. The other kids jump on, and for a brief moment the group moves and acts with purpose.
Now, ask yourself, is your movement through life just a series of reactions? Or is there purpose?
If you feel you have no purpose, try giving time to others. You may find your purpose in helping others find theirs.
Today’s gift of time … Chaperoned the 6th & 7th grade after school party and dance. It was loud.
I have found in the low times of my life that turning outward instead of inward is good therapy. There’s always someone who needs us — our time, our listening ears, our helping hand. (btw, Eric, I’m not seeing any pictures of you dancing or getting on the dance train… 🙂 )
Sage advice, indeed. Thanks.
As a chaperone, I had to set a good example and stand aside and let others participate during the dance festivities. Nonetheless, my ears are still ringing. 🙂