The Purpose Of Life Is Not Happiness: It’s Usefulness


The Purpose Of Life Is Not Happiness: It’s Usefulness

I begin with my favourite post.

Darius Foroux writes about the battle most of us face between being happy and feeling fulfilled, in life.

We love doing things that make us happy. From going on holiday to buying a new car, we keep chasing that next nugget of happiness.

If you change it up and look at happiness as being a byproduct of your actions, choices and decisions that involve working towards a larger purpose, you’ll begin to notice how wonderful life really can be. True happiness is derived from moments of interaction and connection.

I’m happiest when doing something useful for somebody else, whether it be a friend, family member, colleague or even a stranger. When I’ve done something valuable for them, they’re happy which makes me happy!

Find something useful to do for someone. Do it. Let me know how you feel afterwards.

“Being useful is a mindset. And like with any mindset, it starts with a decision. One day I woke up and thought to myself: What am I doing for this world? The answer was nothing.”

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