The purpose of life

What is the meaning of life? What is the purpose of life? I used to struggle with this one. Most of us probably try to figure this one out, sometimes with little success.

Situations happen, things happen and the world happens around us. When we grow up, we often develop this mindset of looking for something. We have a mindset of being an explorer. We go out there and try to understand, what is going on, what do others do?

We search for meaning. And to find meaning we continue to search. The mindset of  being an explorer sets in.

I had this mindset for the biggest part of my life, until recently. I don’t want to be just an explorer anymore. I believe there is another mindset, that is equally or more valuable to have. It’s a mindset of a creator.

The more I think about how things work, the more I realize that this “mindset of a creator” is something very few people have.

So what’s the difference between being an explorer and being a creator?

When you explore, you look at the world. When you create, you change the world.

It’s a difference between letting things happen and making things happen.

I don’t accept my states of mind anymore. I create my states of mind. I don’t travel for the sake of traveling. I travel to do things.

I don’t accept bullshit. I create beauty.

I don’t live for the moment. I appreciate my present moments, but I set a goal and go for it.

I   C R E A T E    U N F O R G E T T A B L E    M E M O R I E S.

This is the purpose of life to me.

Love to all,


PS: Also check my friend Eleanor Wragg‘s blog for exploration of happiness. She is cool.

PS2: What is the purpose of life to you? I know It’s a biggie. But It doesn’t have to be a taboo. I would be delighted if you share your comment below. Thank you.

2 Comments on The purpose of life

  1. The purpose of life to me is simple…

    It’s not about how much stuff you can collect. It’s not about how much money you can earn or accumulate. It’s not about making big plans and working towards them, because life is what happens while you’re planning for the future.
    The purpose of life for me is to be happy, and happy for the right reasons, not for material possessions or meaningless achievements.

    Thanks for a great post, Derek… and thanks for the love, it’s much appreciated!


    • Thank you Eleanor,

      You kind of inspired my post, so I included your link. I still insist that goals are necessary for happiness, not just a present moment.

      But you are right with material possessions (unless they are assets:) and especially meaningless achievements



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