Pure dedication to a cause. That intense, all consuming desire to stake your life on something you believe to be of the utmost importance to life.
People have found so many things to devote themselves to, whether it be a religion, family and friends, a lover, the freeing of a people from the shackles of tyranny, helping the poor and sick, the list goes on and on.
In our modern age, with people hyper distracted by 60 hour a week jobs that serve no purpose but driving the consumerist machine, social media that has created a “like me” economy that mostly leads to depression and an insane need for people to make up fairy tale moments to share on facebook and instagram which then lead to other people hating themselves for not having the life of that person who is not even happy in the first place.
We have lost so much of what used to really drive people to feel fulfilled in life and replaced it with things that will never truly fill that hole in our spirit that searches for a cause that can give life meaning.
I wish I had some answer on how people can re-discover a purpose, but that is an individual journey that each of us make take.
The only advice I can give is that YOU are the one who needs to take that first step down the path to discovering that purpose, that meaning that we all require. Don’t wait until it is too late.