We talked in the last post about making happiness your purpose in life, and whether that was right or not. When it is discussed rationally, most people agree to the sense of taking responsibility for your own happiness.
And then quite frequently, they start to feel guilty and begin attempting to validate the concept of sacrificing yourself for others. Or the old standbys: “society,” “the world,” or “the greater good,”
And I think inside each of us – there is a part of us that would love to do this. To give unselfishly, to serve society and to sacrifice for others just seems so God damned romantic. But here are some questions to do some critical thinking about…
Can one really make “everybody’s happiness” his/her moral purpose? If so, can it ever be accomplished? And most importantly – what kind of effect would that purpose have upon your feelings of self-esteem and worth?
Give all this some thought, and check in below. The Korea program went great today. I head out early in the morning for Jakarta and will check in from there.