All of us, I think, are creatures of purpose. We, often, strive to find some kind of purpose to fulfil our lives. Whether this purpose gives more meaning to our lives or not, is another question altogether; nonetheless, most of us, at some point or another, have wondered what our true calling is. We’re curious that way, you and I.
Some of us find this - the purpose of our lives. Some of us keep searching for it. Some of us, like I, just keep on wandering, and learning whatever it’s that gropes our interests; never really satisfied with just committing to one interest, or purpose, and often times wanting learn, share, and experience what this blue marble has in store for us - this being the purpose for my life.
In doing so, in learning more about what this world has to offer us, and what we can give back to this world, we dive head long into these interests, we gain a lot of knowledge of varied domains. And as curious as we’re, we tend to leave some of these, which we’re in pursual of, half-way finished - maybe because we get bored, lose interest, come to accept the fact that whatever held our interest at some point is now gone or that there’s so much much more in this world to learn, share, and experience or that we’ve learned as much as we could about a domain, and want to simply move on to the next one.
And along the way, we collect this knowledge unknowing of how we could apply it all - until we can. We’re multipotentialites, renaissance-men, and polymaths.
Why Some Of Us Don’t Have One True Calling By Emilie Wapnick
If you find yourself having some free time today, watch this TED talk by Emilie Wapnick . She describes us, perfectly so. She describes how we’ve felt in the past, and have had to come to terms with being “multipotentialites”. She talks about our strengths, and weaknesses. Most of all, she validates that there so many many more like us, around the world, who’ve felt the same way we’ve - some of them even applying everything they have learned to create, and innovate.