We seek understanding and purpose, motivators that lend meaning to our work and life. Yet, could this desire be misplaced, a faulty attribution, leading us further from life?
As a driven individual, each life change—be it adopting a new scheduling tool, relocating, or job switching—ushers in a phase of engaged positivity (a kind of stressful happiness), until the novelty fades into routine, diminishing your passion, which leads you to seek more novelty.
Consider that true aliveness may not stem from new meanings or intentions, but from relinquishing old ones. In this brief interlude, free from old systemic constraints, we engage with the world as it truly is, before new routines and purposes obscure our view of life.