Wednesday, November 01, 2006
So, What are you doing?
Before you answer that, I'll tell you a story.
There are three stonecutters, and they are all cutting stones. The first stonecutter is asked, "What are you doing?"
He answers angrily, "I'm cutting stones as any idiot can see."
He is angry because every day is the same, He gets up and cuts stones,
His life has no purpose that he can see, and he is unhappy.
The second stonecutter is asked, "What are you doing?" He is irritable.
"I am cutting stones so I can raise a family and afford a nice house."
He will die an unhappy, selfish man in a nice house, He has served only himself.
The third stonecutter is asked, "And what are you doing?"
He is happy. "I am cutting the stones for a great cathedral that will give comfort to thousands of people." His life has purpose, and the purpose feeds him and feeds his family and makes him feel good.
So now go ahead answer the question to yourself,
"What are YOU doing?"
Labels: purpose in life
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