Being unwell at the moment and having to cancel so much of what I normally do has thrown up an interesting thought for discussion. I have always instinctively felt that life only has a point if I am being useful.
I spent a large amount of my life as a social worker, then moved over to working in the arts with a focus on disadvantaged groups. When I am well I am a school governor, I run the village library and book group, I run a community choir and do not charge for it, I do a lot of child care for my GC etc. etc.
I am not trying to blow my own trumpet here, as I am beginning to wonder whether this approach to life is in fact healthy. It is almost as if I do not think that I have the right to just enjoy myself.
I am being forced to sit back and let others do things for me and I find it quite uncomfortable and it is requiring some adjustment on my part.
Do others feel the same?
Is the meaning of life to be useful to others?..........discuss!
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