I’m sure most of you have seen Humans of New York on your Facebook feed and have been inspired one way or another. If you haven’t, you have to check it out!! I love how raw, vulnerable and real each photo, caption and of course, the people in the photos are. So I’d like to share one comment from the site that really struck me the most and made me think. If you are reading this and haven’t found your “passion” or “purpose,” this one is for you.
“It’s messing people up, this social pressure to ‘find your passion’ and ‘know what it is you want to to do.’ It’s perfectly fine to just live your moments fully, and marvel as many small and large passions, many small and large purposes enter and leave your life. For many people there is no realization, no bliss to follow, no discovery of your life’s purpose. This isn’t sad, it’s just the way things are. Stop trying to find the forest and just enjoy the trees.” (Sally Coulter)
I’ve always believed in finding one’s passion and that in finding it, it will bring you true happiness and success, but I guess this quote makes me think otherwise. I always felt bad and sad for people who never really found their “calling” or are confused on what to do, like what course to take – to shift or to stay; but I guess life isn’t all about that. It’s about the little things – the little moments, experiences, and people in your life that make life more worthwhile. Although there’s no harm in finding your own passion, it’s not bad to just enjoy the journey of finding it, either it will come to you or not.