Question: “I feel so unfulfilled. I’ve worked, I still am, to be where I’m at, to achieve what I’m supposed to achieve. I’m staring to realize how day by day something inside me is dying. I just don’t want to do what I’m supposed to anymore, I don’t have energy. I hate the idea of doing selfish and shallow for the rest of my life. I want to dedicate my life to help and connect with people instead of trying to understand society. I just don’t now where I am.”
I understand. I’ve lived most of my life envisioning the “perfect life.” And I think we all attempt to mold our lives to attain that. We go to school and college, get high degree to get high paying jobs and live this perfect life. That’s at least what I hoped to do. But then time goes by, we get older, and we are either at exactly where we imagined ourselves to be or we’re not.
I can be honest and say that I am exactly not where I hoped I’d be at this point. I went to school, got my degrees, threw a master’s degree in there too, worked as hard as I could to try and get my “perfect job,” which I honestly don’t even know what that is, and sometimes I feel like I’ve accomplished nothing and have been wasting my time. Professionally at least.
I don’t want to run a company or the world, I don’t want to be rich and famous, but I do want to contribute to positive change for our world. To make it a better, happier place. So my avenue to do that is through this blog and my books. I might not reach a lot of people or help them with the help they deserve, but I can at least try. If I can only make one person happy, smile, and liberated, I would have fulfilled my vows, and I can continue helping others.
All our lives, no matter who we are or what we do, is dedicating in helping people. We can be farmers, sales people, engineers, or tech support, we all play a role in helping others in some way, shape or form. It might be how we want to be helping, but that service is always in play.
I volunteer a lot. Mostly at the local food bank and homeless shelter. This fills me with so much joy and happiness. This is the kind of change and contribution that I want to make. I’m being the food for the foodless, comfort for the homeless, and hope for the hopeless. So I would highly suggest and recommend that you volunteer. It might not completely fill your void, but maybe it will help you realize what you can do to help others in your own way.
Smile and be well!