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Childhood Experiences That Lead to a More Purposeful Life

Childhood Experiences That Lead to a More Purposeful Life

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Purpose Is Essential

Purpose Is Essential

Purpose in life leads to greater well-being, hope and provides a sense of meaning in life.

The positive or negative experiences we have as children play an important role in our sense of purpose during our adult life.

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Experiencing Adversity

Individuals who experience adversity at an early age have a decreased sense of purpose according to research.

For some, it works in the reverse, with adversity providing them with the 'kick' they need to pursue a particular calling in life.

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Experiencing Conflict

Relationship issues with parents lead to a decreased sense of purpose as the young person grows older.

Frequently fighting or arguing with parents drains the child's energy and enthusiasm.

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Attachment and Separation

The bond between a parent and their child is called Parental Attachment.

Separation-Individuation is the identity development process once the young person turns towards adulthood.

This transformation plays a great role in the overall development of trust, autonomy and initiative.

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Variety And Praise

  • Young adults, when exposed to a wide variety of activities tend to be interested in fostering noble purpose as they grow older.
  • Getting praise from parents and teachers also helps build a sense of purpose.

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