I have recently been having an extended conversation with some of my friends, both in-person and via email, on the subject of having a purpose in life. As in all truly Jewish conversations, we are ending up with more questions than when we began!
I invite you to join the conversation, or start your own.
The initial question I raised went something like this: Do you think you could articulate your purpose in life? Do you think there is any benefit in trying to articulate your purpose in life? Do you even believe that there is such a thing as having a purpose in life? In what way(s) is it different from your goals in life?
So ask your family members, ask your friends. It’s a good stuck-in-the-house-in-the-winter sort of conversation starter. (I first thought of it the day of the big snow storm in December!) Because there is no one “right” answer, and certainly no one right Jewish answer, it’s great for people of all ages and interests. And like all good Jewish questions, it will hopefully lead you to want to read what other people in other times and places have written on the subject.
Blessings to everyone for a month in which the warmth of human connection is stronger than the cold of winter.