Don’t expect higher education to give your life meaning. Instead, make meaning for yourself and use college, grad school, apprenticeships, jobs, books, YouTube, direct experimentation, or whatever works for you to learn, explore, and level up your skills and thinking.
Likewise, don’t expect your job to give your life meaning. I’m not on a career path. I’m on an adventure where I never know what’s around the next bend, which can be harrowing and exhilarating. The best jobs are the ones you invent for yourself.
Purpose isn’t something we find. It’s something we create.
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