Posted August 23 2006 - 03:25 AM
| My propose my mission was to be a projectionist |
andy, I'm not trying to single you out, I just want to elaborate a little on this because it seems like a lot of people think the same way.
I don't think your 'purpose' is to be a projectionist...I think your purpose is to be satisfied and happy with who you are. For you, being a projectionist fulfills this satisfaction. So it's not so much the projectionist being your purpose in life, it's being a projectionist that satisfies you, which allows you to fulfill your purpose (i.e. being at peace with yourself).
Being at peace is what everyones 'purpose' is. Everyone has to deal with death eventually, so we all work hard to reach a point where we are at peace with the world...we come to this "It's ok to die" mentality. It's like preparing yourself for death. As morbid as it sounds, and not to say that we want to die right away, but that is definitely what we strive for...Peace!
Just like with kids and a family, if these things make you happy and at peace with yourself, then you are fulfilling your purpose in life. What I think is bad (which I've alluded to this whole thread) is doing something that you THINK is a purpose because you're afraid.
If your family and kids really put you at peace with yourself, then yes, this is your purpose, but I really do believe that a LOT of people have kids and families because they are afraid of death. Their families give them a sense of mortality that (somehow) means life goes on after their death.
drobbins, I hope you don't take this the wrong way, but when you say you couldn't think of anything worse than dying alone, it sounds like what I just described. You fear (while you're alive) that, if you were alone, that your eventual death wouldn't mean anything because nothing would 'live on' after you're gone. What that says is, you'd live your entire life in fear of death and never would be at peace with yourself. I could be totally wrong, but I do know a lot of people who live their lives this way.
For these people, having a family to stop that fear is just hiding what they really do fear. They may not die alone, but I can't imagine they'd die in 'peace' as well. They were never ready to die because they were too afraid of life.