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  1. From recently published research on JAMA Network Open, "...having a sense of purpose in life is associated with both physical and mental health and overall quality of life. Purposeful living has been defined in various ways. In general, purpose in life can be defined as “a self-organizing life aim that stimulates goals, ”promotes healthy behaviors, and gives meaning to life." Per the research on a cohort of nearly 7000 people over the age of 50, lack of life purpose is a modifiable risk factor associated with a higher level of mortality. [This research, like all, has limitations.]
  2. LoveandLight

    Cannot find meaning

    So I've had moments of feeling 'normal' so to speak whilst withdrawing but some perspective seems persistent. To be honest, I do not 'get' working life. For example, I'm working at a nursing home, cleaning ( I'm took anxious to do care) but this job only exists due to other peoples deterioration, so I feel like I'm profiting from people's illness. These people maybe worked to the bone all there lives just to end up in effectively a badly run hostel, although creating jobs for other people. The carers and nurses are worked to the point of breakdown, due to poor working conditions and the ina
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