Barking Up The Wrong Tree: Meaning



Sometimes you get in a funk and think that what your doing isn’t meaningful. You see somebody putting shoes on kids in Africa in their spare time, and you’re at home trying to sell t-shirts online. In these moments try to think of how delicate holding on to meaning can be and how sudden it can change. Meaning can follow any unexpected change in your life, a friend could get sick and all of a sudden helping them becomes your biggest priority and you derive meaning from that. This is the ebb and flow of life, and some people’s struggles led them to donate shoes to the shoeless in Africa, and yours has led you to what you’re doing now. Don’t compare yourself to others, compare yourself to who you have been in the past.

“Meaningful doesn’t have to be saving orphans or curing the sick. As long as your story is meaningful to you, it has power.” -Eric Barker (pg.78)


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