Ever felt lost, drifting or purposeless in the world?
Ever asked why you were born in this place and time?
Are you just following the crowd or people’s expectations?
Ever asked why you have your talents, ideas and personality?
Without discovering its main purpose, a beautifully-carved knife believes it was made for decoration, and will spend more time decorating itself than getting sharp for cutting things. Likewise, without finding their specific purposes in the world, different people are carried away by drifting fantasies. So, they live empty and unfulfilled lives by spending more time in pursuing fanciful shadows than developing themselves for their lives’ purposes.
This book identifies human position as the centre and prime of nature, and as the main agents of progress in the world. It uses stories and imaginative illustrations to explain how you can discover your purpose, potentials and location of impact. Using a guiding technique called ‘Daily Self-Control’, it explains how you can develop yourself and collaborate with other people to initiate, spread and sustain progress, starting from the family to the community, state, country and the world.
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Table of content
|1. Why is man on earth?
a. Man as the central force of nature
Reason, creativity and transcendence
b. Happiness as man’s ultimate goal – Material or animal happiness and internal happiness or fulfilment
i. Foundation of material and internal happiness – resources and knowledge
ii. Using resources and knowledge for material and internal happiness from security and pleasure
c. Challenges in man’s search for happiness
d. Different motives in seeking happiness
Living to have (material happiness)
Having to live (true happiness)
2. Who benefits from your having to live?
What types of benefits can we provide?
a. God? Measuring the effects of our service to God
i. Religious expansion and global reach
ii.Worth, size and beauty of religious structures
iii. Dramatic prayers, miracles and blissful worship
iv. Sustainable impact on humanity
b. Your family: can you always protect them?
c. Your country
d. Humanity: can we care for the whole world?
3. REDEFINE YOUR PURPOSE
a. Your social passion or dream
b. Your talents and special dispositions
c. Your location of influence:
i. In your place of origin
ii. From your place of origin
iii. For your place of origin
d. Why redefine your purpose?
4. IDENTIFY AND DEVELOP YOUR TOOLS: talents and character
Humans are naturally good
Factors that derail humans from social impact
a. Ideals for achieving your social purpose
i. Sincerity: curiosity, humility, critical thinking, discretion and courage.
ii. Generosity: palliative generosity, liberation generosity, anonymity
iii. Modesty: modesty in pleasure, modesty in displeasure
b. Professional tools – efficiency, resilience, purpose, physical beauty and fitness
c. Material tools – physical products
d. Social tools – relationships
e. Daily self-control
5. FORMING OR JOINING THE RIGHT TEAM
a. You need other people to achieve your purpose
b. With whom do you team up? Family, religious, social and academic groups
c. Integrate your team to social purpose
i. Be consistent with your social purpose
ii. Identify the good in them
iii. Relate with the good you see in them
iv. Task and connect their energies to the society
v. Commend them
vi. Introduce them to Daily Self-Control
6. INSTITUTIONALIZE YOUR IMPACT
a. Evaluate the laws and process of social formation
b. Propagate relevant bills as pressure groups
c. Form political parties to educate and sponsor good people for leadership
7. RESTART THE NATION
a. Restart for national material happiness
b. Restart for national true happiness through international policies and treaties
Challenges to restarting for national true happiness
i. Endorsement of large-scale political captivity as democracy
ii. Exploitation of captive’s resources as international trade
iii. Fostering dependence by intellectual protectionism and palliative aids
iv. Sustained economic bondage through loans
Steps in restarting for national true happiness
i. Support social reorganization for productivity and social responsibility in underdeveloped societies
ii. Trade or negotiate with original resource owners
iii. Intellectual liberalism for productivity and social responsibility
iv. Enlightened partnership over domineering relationship