For as long as I remember, I have been asking myself this question: what is the purpose of life?
Is it to finish school, get a job, get married and have kids? Is it to become a bolt of the big machine of society and contribute my worth? Is it to procreate to ensure the existence of our human species?
Is that all to life? That sounds so boring and I just want to wilt and die at the thought of that life.
I think I might have found the answer to the question of what is the purpose of life after reading the book “Awaken Your Genius” by Ozan Varol.
There is one quote in the book that I really like:
Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what make you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
I think I have read this quote by Howard Thurman in another book and it really speaks to me.
We are not going to be of any use to society if we are living zombies. We need to be alive and to do that, we need to explore the things we are curious about and let our inner child come out to play.
This knowledge gives me such joy. It’s almost as if this book gives me the permission to try the things I have always wanted to do. Just because I have been a nurse for over 10 years don’t mean I can’t become someone new. And I don’t have to do it in a drastic way by quitting my job, I can slowly ease the transition or explore other opportunities.
The book “Awaken Your Genius” by Ozan Varol shows many ways to make us come alive once again.
I strongly encourage everyone to read this book. It will alter your thinking and potentially transform your life. At the very least, it will be an entertaining read.