Ultimately, man should not ask what the meaning of his life is, but rather he must recognize that it is he who is asked. In a word, each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life an answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible. Thus, logotherapy sees in responsibleness the very essence of human existence." - Viktor Frankl
For now and for the future, I believe I’ve found a meaning in my life - one of many I'm sure. I’ve looked back, and this is something that I enjoy doing consistently. I’ve been doing this all these years already. And I don't foresee any change to this M.O.
I like to teach. I like the share what I know, what I’ve learned, how and why anything is the way it is. I like to give my opinion and share facts.
I remember thinking on multiple occasions throughout my life that I'd enjoy being a teacher. I think realistically that's not the career path for me. But I already consider myself somewhat of a "teacher." Whomever I have the opportunity to educate or share ideas/facts/opinions with may already be learning from me. I will also never stop being a student. Perpetual learning is something that I've always believed in, regardless of age. And in my own education, I can pass that along as a "teacher" for others. Knowledge, like communication, is a two-way street.
My recent ponderings have stemmed from finishing this book, and so I'm sharing:
"According to logotherapy, we can discover this meaning in life in three different ways: (1) by creating a work or doing a deed; (2) by experiencing something or encountering someone; and (3) by the attitude we take toward unavoidable suffering."
Have you given thought to the meaning of your life?
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