“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people just exist.” — Oscar Wilde
What floats your boat? What do you love doing, talking about, thinking about? Where lies your happiness, and how often do you access it? In sum, what’s your bliss?
Freud said we all need two things: to work and to love. Here are some questions to consider: Working (at our jobs, careers, schooling or volunteerism) is important for a sense of purpose—a reason to wake up and get out of bed every day. We spend a third of our lives (at least) at work. How fulfilling is yours? You’re never too old to change paths, if that’s what you need to do.
We all need to give and receive love, from a sig other…or family…or good friends. Are you happily single, or happily involved? Need to ponder your love life and set your intentions for romantic bliss? At the end of your story, will you have merely existed, or really lived?