Knowing what your purpose is and how it fits into the greater good, provides an individual with meaning – a reason to live. Being passionate about what you do is closely related to understanding what your purpose is. Some people stumble on their purpose early in live, others need to go through a process of deep inner reflection to discover what theirs is. It is vital however that one crystallises for yourself what your purpose is.
It is incumbent on each of us to constantly evaluate whether our moral compass is still pointing to our true north. We need to continually ask ourselves whether our actions are informed by our own beliefs that we carefully considered, before we concluded that they are fit to be used in our moral compass. How certain are we that we are not just believing what we are because those around us believe it? Or, that we are believing what we are because those who we have crowned with a halo believe it? Applying one’s own mind is paramount if we were to avoid the temptation of outsourcing our morality to others.