Big question, I know. Yesterday, Justine Musk posted a lovely post (poem?) titled “You are not here to play it safe.”
You are here to name the lost animals
. . .
You are here to look behind you in the dark
It’s an inspiring post, and I recommend reading it in full.
On the flip side, there’s something to be said for the quiet differences people can be here for — planting a garden, nurturing a child, easing some of the friction in life, or making the tools that others used in their endeavors.
I don’t believe everyone has one single purpose in life to discover and if they don’t do it, they’re a failure, not living up to their full potential. I think we all have many things we can do.
We only have to answer are we making a difference, in some fashion?
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to steal apples from a goddess.