“Each man is questioned by life; and he can only answer to life by answering for his own life; to life he can only respond by being responsible.”
– Viktor Frankl, Austrian psychotherapist and founder of logotherapy
Upon reading Frankl’s “Man’s Search for Meaning”, it makes sense that being human is to find meaning in our lives, because it would seem like there is nothing to live for if we do not know what it is that keeps us going in our finite lifespan. “What am I living for?”, “How do I make my life worth living?”, “How do I keep the hope alive… to feel alive?” These are questions that may randomly appear in our heads like checkpoints as we walk down the path of life.
Have there been times that you feel like you have no idea what you’re doing with your life? That thought is more common than you think. Sometimes you may feel like the life you’re currently living is not the life you want. You may start questioning your career path for example, and you have no idea what to do about it, and you start feeling this amount of stress and existential dread which leads you turn to short-term solutions to distract yourself from this frustration.
It’s always important to keep yourselves in check and know when the signs are there. Ask yourself what are the kinds of stuff you do that truly keeps you going , and what keeps you so engaged because it’s so interesting that you sometimes lose track of time? Asking yourself these questions will allow you to know yourself better and perhaps, change the course of your life to a course that is truly meant for you.
-Ning, Client Coordinator