So I came into a bit of contact with a group advocating finding your work as your “soul purpose” so that you can do that for your vocation instead of “normal work” or the like (and…something like this may be good and healthy, and motivate a lot of entrepreneurs…) but I don’t think it’s totally accurate. The prophets and apostles never tell us “make sure that you optimize for your vocation, so that you will find your happiness there”…instead they say things like “I would
encourage you to be available to your children. I have heard it said
that no man, as death approaches, has ever declared that he wished he
had spent more time at the office.”
But they do tell you get an education. But not that that’s where your real happiness will lie.
(as a follow up note, the web sites for this particular group now seem defunkt…). but new ones are still up so who knows.