Since time immemorial, most humans have been preoccupied with survival.
Day in, and day out, they toiled to meet their immediate needs: Food, water, shelter.
I’m fortunate enough to have ample food, water, and a roof over my head. In fact, if I play my cards right, those immediate needs will be covered indefinitely with very little effort on my part. But as you ascend the hierarchy of needs, one’s goals become less explicable and easily defined. And now, for the umpteenth time, I face a weighty question: Where is this all headed?
Here are some options I’m considering, in no particular order:
- Start/bankroll a new business or creative venture
- Learn how to become self-sufficient: Grow my own food, learn to hunt, create resource infrastructure, etc.
- Commit to a long-term writing project, such as a book or screenplay (although based on my past experience, the chance of one being fulfilling/rewarding is small)
- Help nurture someone else’s dreams (mostly through emotional support)
None of these options are mutually exclusive. In theory, I could perform them all or some combination. As always, the limiting factor is time.