Today’s blog topic is perhaps a bit more abstract than what we would normally discuss on our site, but it’s one that I think is very important.
Many have spoken on the topic of life paths and human purpose, though usually it’s not often discussed through the focus of a younger generation. I want to put a question to you.
When you were in your late teens and early twenties, did you ever stop to specifically ask:
“What do I truly want out of life?”
It can be confronting to stop and ask a question like this, especially at such a young age. For most, this time is a fairly transient and confusing period of life and with so many new opportunities and people to meet, existential matters are generally not on the agenda. As a “young person” myself, I am always curious when it comes to topics like this, and I often wonder what it would be like if more of us stopped at younger ages to really flesh out what they might potentially want out of life.
Most of us fall between two spectrums, the first being that we mostly shy away from setting big goals, it’s overwhelming and the future is a distant and uncharted place. The other spectrum is where many set huge goals for themselves, yet they may reach a point where eventually it seems increasingly impossible to achieve them and other aspects of life fall across the path. Perhaps you even sit across both spectrums. It is different for all of us.
I have come across people from all types of experiences and have heard many talk about the structure of their life path. I’ve found in most cases many are often left to quietly contemplate what they would’ve done differently, had they asked themselves explicitly what they wanted out of life.
So after all of this we want to know:
- Are you the kind of person that is driven by goals or do you prefer to move at a slower pace and just soak up opportunities you come into contact with?
- Have you always known what you want from the word ‘go’, or have you jumped across many positions to reach where you are today?
Obviously our choices are heavily dictated and shaped by our experiences and circumstances. For me life is best spent doing the things that truly matter and that I find purposeful.
I’d love for you to share your story, let’s get the discussion going!
Kathleen Freeman is a graphic designer and freelance writer; she is currently undertaking a Media and Communications degree. In her spare time she continues the search to find the ultimate latte combination throughout Sydney. (Amongst other creative endeavours of course.)