Life as Purpose


In thinking about purpose, which led to my last post, the connection between purpose and life became clearer to me. The notion of purpose implies life; only living things can have purposes. In common usage, one might consider certain man-made objects, like doorknobs or refrigerators, to have purposes. But what they have are¬†functions, not purposes. The purposes come from the humans who make or use them. To have purpose¬†involves having intention. Only living things have intention. Having purpose is essentially being in a state of being inwardly motivated directionality, which…

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