Check out this recent article, “It’s Not About You.” by New York Times columnist David Brooks. He discusses the problem of making a career or life decision amongst “limitless possibilities.”
The answer articulated in this article is not to focus on ourselves, but rather to engage with our communities and finds issues and problems that we want to commit our energies to. He writes, “Most of us are egotistical and most are self-concerned most of the time, but it’s nonetheless true that life comes to a point only in those moments when the self dissolves into some task. The purpose in life is not to find yourself. It’s to lose yourself.”
So, how do you find something to commit yourself to, “to lose yourself” in?