Meaning and Purpose

“What’s the meaning of life?” That is said to be the eternal question. Joseph Campbell, arguably the worlds most renowned scholar of myths, legends and creative and empowering role they can play in our lives, was fond of saying that there was no real meaning to life, and that it is our own obligation to add meaning to our lives; but he also talked about having a calling, a purpose in life. The idea of finding and following a calling was espoused 2500 years ago by the Greek philosopher Plato and before him Aristotle, both of whom believed that every human being has an internal ‘Daemon’, a guiding spirit, somewhat similar to the Christian concept of a guardian angel that carries with it the potential purpose of our life’s work or ‘Calling’. How many of us discover that purpose? How many of us are working at careers or professions we truly love

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