Definitions: (1) having a meaningful goal or an important aim; (2) determined; resolute

• Our purpose in life is to help others along the way. — Sandra Day O’Connor (1930–2023) American jurist, the first woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court
• Life itself must be founded upon the infinite possibility for choice and accident; and if we cannot prove that it is, we must believe that it is. We must believe that we can change; that we can control; that we can direct our own destinies. — Anne Rice (1941-2021) The Witching Hour {1990}
• I know that most … can seldom discern even the simplest and most obvious truth if it be such as obliges them to admit the falsity of the conclusions they have formed … of which they are proud, which they have taught to others, and on which they have built their lives. — Count Lev Nikolayevich [Leo] Tolstoy (1828-1910) Russian writer
     Note: In your struggle to help others “see the light,” it is important to understand the hold the past has on all of us; what we have experienced and fought for is often fused with destiny. Be sensitive to the truth contained in different beliefs.

Comment: Don’t miss out on your life. Destiny is always greater than you are at the present time. If you live up to it in your own mind, you will feel complete and satisfied, but only temporarily. There is always more.

Observation: No matter how good a person’s intentions are, things can go wrong. No matter how bad a person’s intentions are, things can go right. But if your intentions are pure, the outcome will more often than not be better than if your intentions are poor.

• Whatever you do, do it on purpose.
• Don’t hurt anybody or anything on purpose.
• When that magical idea or ideal strikes you, that is the time to find the wherewithal to pursue it.