While I was on my way home from work, a thought hit me. This is not the first time that the thought entered my mind.
Is this all there is to life?
You wake up, go to work, go on to do your work, come home, cook your dinner, relax a little bit then sleep. The next day, you wake up and do the same thing all over again. There may be diversions on some days but generally, I think everyone’s life is a similar version of that. If it is that monotonous, what keeps us on moving and sucking up the mundane?
Sense of purpose. You may be doing it for yourself, for another person, for a cause. Regardless, you are doing it for a reason. A reason that is important to you. Maybe you would like to improve, to gain some experience that will take you to your next goal, to feed your family, to feed yourself, to reach your lifelong dreams or to achieve a vision that could possibly help the community and eventually effecting a change in the world however small it may be. A sense of purpose is what differentiates us from a robot or a zombie.
Maybe the monotonous day-to-day activities are necessary. Maybe we need to suck up the mundane if we are to achieve something great. Maybe this is part of being human. As long as you do not lose your sense of purpose and as long as you keep being mindful of what you do, I think there is nothing wrong with the familiar and typical.