Who Are We Living For?

But who are we living for? I am all for living to help other people, but when we live our lives to the expectations of other people, we end up living lives we don’t want. And what do we get when we live up to the expectations of all these other people? They really don’t care — they just don’t like things different because they are uncomfortable with change. Staying the same as everyone else doesn’t make everyone else happier — it just doesn’t force them to reflect on their lives.

-Leo Babauta

What is the point of living for others if it is only to appease expectations? What good does that do for us, or for others? And if we live for others to serve them, then do expectations play into it at all?


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