Define what you believe is your purpose.
We’re starting to get real philosophical on this challenge, aren’t we? Next thing you know, the prompt will be, “Are we even real? How do you know if you’re not deceased?” Haha, just kidding. I’ll save those questions for myself!
What’s funny is that I, myself, can feel and know my purpose, but it is difficult to put into words that will correctly convey it.
Let’s start with my qualities that [I think] stand out; I am more observant than the average person; Instead of asking “what” I ask “why”; I think with reason & evidence for/against something, but I also think subjectively & as if I’m in someone else’s shoes (I can see and understand both perspectives of an argument); One of my biggest enjoyments is challenging my brain; I learn very quickly & can adapt easily; I enjoy making others feel like they have purpose (being selfless in general); One of my biggest goals is to become wise & enlightened. I am an INTJ-T on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) which stands for Introvert, INtuitive, Thinking, Judging, with Turbulent behavioral tendencies (The 5th letter is if you want to be more complicated than the original 4 letters, haha). INTJ‘s aren’t common, I believe they are the 2nd rarest personality? With these things in mind, I bring you to what I believe my purpose is:
First, I believe my all-around general purpose is to help people, mainly in the mental health community. I have a couple of different ideas of where I would like to end up, but overall my ideas go in the same general direction. I’ve been in therapy for most of my life, as well as on medication for most of my life. It’s not something I’m proud of, but I don’t believe I struggle as much as I do just because of chance or being unlucky. No. I believe I am here to learn for myself and teach others. For a while, I just didn’t know how to do it. Then I learned about Neuroscience. One of my paths involves medical school & neurology. I want to discover what makes those with mental illnesses tick. All we know is “chemical imbalances” but there is so much more undiscovered about the brain and I will be a part of those who discover more. My philosophy won’t include big pharma unless it absolutely has to. It will include nutrition and human anatomy. After all, nutrition does play quite a role in neurodegeneration and mental illnesses. I’ve lived through many attempts at suicide as well as a horrific car accident and it was for a purpose. I can’t keep everything I’ve learned or know about mental health to myself; I need to pass it on.
I have a lot on my mind so forgive me if this post is everywhere.