Purpose vs. vitality

Having a purpose in your life provides an orientation point, but people fundamentally want to feel alive. (That is to have your inner sensation and bodily sense engaged and aligned to experience rapture.)

Feeling alive happens when we chase meaning or mystery. Any purpose will do; what we want is pursuit.

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