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027: What's the point?
Or should I say, what's the aim?
☕️ This is a beautiful season of renewal, isn’t it? All around the world we come to terms with the year that was, and a stirring of hope tiny as it may be starts to emerge. I want to encourage that stirring within you.
“Every art and every kind of inquiry, and likewise every act and purpose, seems to aim at some good; and so it has been well said that the good is that at which all things aim” -Aristotle
When you read, “What’s the point?”.. you probably read into it, hopelessness or frustration. It was my aim to mislead you in this way when really I mean to say is“what’s the aim?”
‘What’s the point’ has become so commonly charged with emotion that derails the true sharpness of the question.
Most clearly put, the question we are looking for is, ‘what is the good we are aiming at?’
As more and more of us approach this season of reflection I invite you to reframe the question from a material perspective of ‘what is the point?’
“will this even get any likes?”
“will this actually profit me?”
“will I be able to afford this cost?”
to a perspective of meaning …
“what is my true aim in this action?”
“how can I best strive nobly to this aim?”
“how can I make sure I don’t miss aim or miss the mark?”
Narrow the gap
Make something, aim it at the good.