Why was I born?

I once heard someone say that the two most important days in your life are the day you were born and and the day you figure out why.

I have spent many hours and many days mulling over this simple statement. I have even re quoted it to lots of family and friends. The only thing though is that I don’t think I have figured it out yet for myself.

Why was I born? Am I there yet and just don’t know it?

A few years ago, I read a Jodi Picoult novel My Sister’s Keeper about parents who had a child for the sole purpose of having a bone marrow donor for their other child who had leukemia. Here is a case of knowing for sure the exact reason you were born. The reason unfortunately is not this crystal clear for the rest of us.

Sure I have a profession as do many of you. But is my profession or my job, why I was born, what I am meant to be doing? Is it my reason for being. Or is there something else that I have still to uncover. Many of us decide on a profession upon getting to college at the age of 16-18 years old. Is that old enough, wise enough to have that kind of knowledge? Maybe not. Evidenced by the fact that many people change their majors several times in the first 2 years of college. Yet many others change careers later on in life. Perhaps that’s because they found their calling or their reason for being.

But still I ask, how do we know? Will there be the proverbial Oprah aha! moment or lightbulb moment or lightning or thunder? Or is it something that we just feel. Or maybe we are there and just don’t know it.

I don’t know why, but this really bothers me.

I am the kind of person that want answers. I hate riddles for that reason. So this particular question bugs me and I really want to know.

What about you? Have you figured out why you were born?

If so how did you find out?

Please share your insights into this puzzling question.

As always thanks for reading.



11 Comments on “Why was I born?

  1. Nice post dear, those are questions as old as time it’s self, like Rory said it’s more about what we do in life then finding a answer as to my purpose in life, if you hang up on that question you will end up nowere and just driving your self mad. ❤️✌️


  2. A big, existential question. Maybe that’s why we have children, less the purpose of life than evading the point.

  3. I don’t look for a why, just a how. I just trying to do what I think is right and I try not to congratulate myself for it.

  4. Hey Jovita,

    A thought provoking question if ever there was. The question l am more aware of is not so much the way it is laid out above, but more along the lines of ‘What is our purpose whilst we live our lives?’

    Are we ever truly aware of the answers? We make our lives what they are to be, we are in charge of our own destiny, our karama and or fate is of our own making to a certain degree both in this life and the next. What we do today may reflect on the thousand year tomorrow. If we walked on a butterfly in the times of the dinosaur would it really do that much damage to our tomorrows, would it possibly lead us to not being born at all and therefore not having to worry about our specific purpose?

    I think the answer is a riddle to not be answered until your end days when you ask yourself, “What have l achieved with my life?” Did l serve my purpose? I was born because life came my way and opened up a portal to live the life it presented towards me and l made decisions based upon the environment at the time.

    We can all seek the answers to questions like this, but the adage perhaps we need to focus on is to live our lives the best way we can, and therefore not ask why l was born, but ask – have l lived?

    • Wow!! I like that. This settles me so much. I always feel like l need to know when I should just focus on living the best I can. The answers will sort themselves out.

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