posted on Jun, 7 2009 @ 02:00 PM
Originally posted by Republican08
What is your goal in life?
I hate this statement. No offensive to the OP, but I hear this all the time. What are your goals in life. My goal is to live life.
So much change has happened in the past and from the way things are playing out right now we haven't even seen the beginning of the change to come.
So how can you possibly plan and make goals based on that information. It will only lead to disappointment when you realize that the goals you had set
have become irrelevant or are suddenly not sufficient.
Besides, say you set your goals in life and eventually you reach them, then what? I always say Neil Armstrong ruined his life. What goal do have in
life after you've landed on the moon?
I find myself in a similar situation to shamus78. I was a computer tech for several years and I hated it. It was a terrible drag both mentally and
physically. I eventually left and almost immediately I felt like a weight had been lifted. I moved out to Alberta and was loving life out there but I
had to come back home (I only came home because my dad has cancer and my mom was dealing with it on her own, but that's another story).
My parents are the goal orientated type, they have always been self employed and they think I should start my own computer business. I thought that
working for myself, things would be different. Turns out that I still hate the job, but I've come to realize that I hate the job because the people
I'm working for are the type of people who say "What's you goal in life?". This is why I find it such a mental drain.
I want to do something where I feel like I'm not hurting nature or my spirituality and that I enjoy doing. Everyone tells me I am really good at
sales, but I find in increasingly more difficult to find a sales job where I don't feel like I'm selling my soul. So, my search continues, I just
don't have any particular goal in mind.
All in all, I think people just need to stop worrying about weather they have reached their goals or weather they are successful and just worry about
being happy and healthy, both mentally and physically. So I leave you with this
"The past is history, the future is a mystery, but right now is a gift. That's why they call it the present"