In the following speech, Morgan Freeman tells it all! You can have it all in your pockets, but unless you find your greater purpose, you’ll always be a beggar inside your soul.
The greater purpose is far, FAR away from financial status, and yet many people see it as the last resort.
Take a look at people on a rush hour, when they are heading to work. They are all obsessed with it, including me and you. Rushing everywhere and living a frantic life… we are always “late” for something. And all for what? Let’s be honest here. We all want that promotion, chasing after a ‘better version of us’ approved by society. We mostly lie to ourselves that happiness can be bought. And in the end, it’s all bulls*it, as this nurse revealed:
“My patients were those who had gone home to die. Some incredibly special times were shared. I was with them for the last three to twelve weeks of their lives. When questioned about any regrets people make, or anything they would do differently, common themes surfaced again and again. Here are the most common five:”
1. “I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me“
2. “I wish I didn’t work so hard“
3. “I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings“
4. “I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends“
5. “I wish that I had let myself be happier“
Just look at your case in particular. I bet that you now do at least 3 of these, and you don’t count your mortality in the equation. You work hard, and probably don’t live fully true to yourself. Many people hide their feelings because they think people wouldn’t approve the real image they have to show. And yet, everyone on their deathbed re-surface the same regrets all over again.
Figure this one as a general truth! The sooner the better!
“I lived my life wrong and I don’t want this to happen to you…”