Purpose of life

Writing and etymology in Korean
삶의 목적
[salm-ui mogjeog]
生 (생) – life
之 (지) – particle indicating that the previous element is determined by the next
目的 (목적) – purpose

People are created to be happy, to live full lives and to rejoice with God, their Parent.

A wise person will set a goal that gives hope and move forward, toward its realization, no matter how difficult it may be. A foolish person, on the other hand, will ignore the future for immediate pleasures.

To set a goal is to give meaning to your future life. As you choose your purpose, be guided in your decision by the needs of the world. Wherever you do good, the size of the country should not limit your purpose. Set a goal based on where your talents are best applied.

Going to university is not a goal. A university is designed for a student to learn specific disciplines there on his or her way to a much higher goal. The university itself cannot be a goal.

You cannot set a goal in terms of how much money you would like to make. Money is a means to doing something, not an end in itself. Money earned without a specific goal will go to waste quickly.

All of history’s greatest figures had a clearly defined goal from birth. From childhood, they cherished this dream in their heart and made maximum efforts to fulfill it. Whether in their dreams or playing with their friends, every moment of their youth was spent preparing for the future that lay ahead. Do you have a similar attitude toward your life?