Find Meaning in Suffering

After undergoing hardship, people have new knowledge to offer those who go through similar experiences. It is a unique source of meaning because it does not just give our lives purpose – it gives our suffering purpose. People help where they’ve been hurt so that their wounds are not in vain.

Sheryl Sandberg and adam grant, Option B

My desire to write in public originates from my own struggle. I went through tough times and I learned some valuable lessons that I genuinely want to share with you. I hope that what I’ve learned in the past and what I continue to learn in the present helps you wherever you are on your own journey.

Looking back, these reasons for starting this project gave and continue to give my suffering purpose. It’s very humbling and demanding at the same time, to know that hundreds of people look to me for advice, direction, and inspiration. It’s humbling because I am – and forever will be – a student. I haven’t fully figured things out and I never will. At the same time, it’s demanding because great responsibility goes along with knowing that hundreds of people consume your content.

It’s something that can give your suffering meaning: to know that you can decrease or alleviate the suffering of other people by sharing what you’ve learned in overcoming your struggle. It’s a light at the end of a tunnel and it will always be there.