A few days ago my daughter lost her favorite stuffed animal, well, I guess it was more me not noticing it had left her hand than her losing it.
We found the dog later, but that dog has been the most important thing to her since she could walk. She takes it everywhere. People ask his name and wonder where she got him, but he’s the most important part of who she is. Without her dog she’s lost, sad and not my same little girl.
Watching her emotions move from extreme sadness at losing her dog for only a few hours, then getting him back and being exceedingly jubilant holding him in her arms made me think:
“Is there anything that important to who I am?”
My only thought was, “How many people go through life wondering this?”
It goes back to what the narrator in Fight Club says, ““If you died right now, how would you feel about your life?”
The importance of your life isn’t one that you should take lightly. Every life is important, but not every life means what you believe it to.
Discovering your purpose through writing, art or anything creative can be trying, but doing it can be more rewarding than anything you’ll ever do.
Through being creative you can write a story that could bring people together, or paint a picture that will give a person hope in their worst times.
It’s only through being a creative that the importance of who you are, what you are and the direction of where you’re going doesn’t matter, it only matters that you create.
Creating is the lifeblood of society.
Creatives are the backbone of anything a society does. Where would the world be without the person who invented the steam engine or the person who wrote that one book that inspires a generation.
The creatives fuel economies, without them there would be no scientists, astronomers, or inventors and without each of those there wouldn’t be societies.
What you’re doing with your life is important, but what you create for those who follow you is more important.
Are you creating that which is most important to you? Answer in the comments.