I believe that the biggest soul-sapping thing that there is, might be trying to live without a purpose.
And here is the kicker. Money and things play no part of this discussion.
I heard a podcast just the other day when a popular entrepreneur – worth about $100 million – publicly said, I’m paraphrasing: “Eventually you just sit down and ask what’s the point?”
He is not alone. I mean, you could make a list of all the wealthy celebrities that have killed themselves.
The point is that there is a hole in your heart – in your soul if you will – and money will not plug it.
Most people can imagine how much better their life would be with some sum of money, how it would free them and allow them to travel and be all-around happier people. What such thinking misses is that money without some purpose in life is soul-sapping.
-Paul Sullivan, The Thin Green Line