With a clear purpose, we seek challenges and change as the stage for us to grow upon. We learn with others toward a purposeful objective to follow a determined course for a life well lived.
If aimless in life without a clear purpose, challenges and change are generally regarded as negative rather than as an opportunity to improve. Aimlessness leaves us to perpetually seek no change or contrast at all. When you have no intentional direction to follow a course toward an ending objective, the course becomes closed. You don’t want to go anywhere.
Some prefer to live within an aimless course, never to be centered upon a specific goal with a determined accountability to succeed. To me, I see this as a limited, unsatisfactory life of slow decay.
“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it made some difference that you have lived and lived well.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson —