Category Archives: Purpose in life

There’s nothing there!

The writer Bernard Shaw summed up the hopelessness of his own barren life and philosophy when he said: ‘There are two tragedies in life. One is not to get your heart’s desire. The other is to get it.’ He was … Continue reading

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Defining ourselves by what we are against

The novelist Graham Greene told the story of a group of nuns, whose lives were dedicated to taking care of lepers. When eventually they learned that a cure for leprosy had been discovered, they actually found themselves quite disappointed. Their … Continue reading

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Purpose of life

Dr. Hugh Moorhead of America’s Northeastern University once wrote to two hundred and fifty well-known philosophers, scientists, writers and intellectuals and asked for their comments on what is the purpose of life. Some of them offered their best guesses and … Continue reading

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The true joy in life

Most people equate joy with pleasure. George Bernard Shaw, however, said ‘the true joy in life, is being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one: being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap … Continue reading

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Succeeding at something that doesn’t really matter

A few years ago a woman in North Carolina attempted to set a world record while playing a convenience store video game. After standing in front of the game for fourteen hours and scoring an unprecedented seven and a half … Continue reading

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Pins in the head

Some years ago, Zhang Meihua, a 24 year old Chinese woman, for no apparent reason began to lose the ability to move her arms and legs. Eventually her symptoms got so bad they gave her a cat scan and found … Continue reading

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Am I one of God’s blunders, or is he one of mine?

The atheist philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche used to say: ‘Is man one of God’s blunders, or is God one of man’s blunders?’ But H. G. Wells, who was never particularly religious, having studied the history of the human race and having … Continue reading

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A message to deliver

There’s an old Jewish tradition that God sends each of us into the world with a special message to deliver and with a special act of love to bestow, which only we are equipped to do. That’s why comparing ourselves … Continue reading

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The more I have the more bored I am

Family psychologist John Roseman has spent years researching the perennial problem of children complaining that they are bored. He reported that parents in less affluent countries tend to look at him with disbelief when he asks if their kids complain … Continue reading

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Anchored to hope

Self-made millionaire Eugene Land, a few years ago, was asked to speak to a class of teenagers in a ghetto area of New York. He wondered what he could say to inspire those kids, most of whom intended to drop … Continue reading

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