For our life to have meaning, first we need a purpose, and this purpose should be long-term and enduring. It should not be aimed solely at the immediate future, nor should the purpose of our life be selfish. Our lives are interdependent. Our happiness arises through our interdependence with others, as does our suffering. Therefore, since our lives depend on one another, a meaningful life requires that we feel concern for others.
Nurturing Compassion: Teachings from the First Visit to Europe
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