I recently had the privilege to attend Chris Guillebeau‘s World Domination Summit in Portland. The theme was “How to live a remarkable life in a conventional world,” and this certainly was a conference full of remarkable people. I’ve never felt more connected, engaged and inspired than I did that weekend. I have found my people.
What does it mean to live an excellent, purpose filled life?
That is a question I have been asking myself for a long time. I once thought I could find the answer in consumption. A new car, house, electronics, and other forms of materialism can bring temporary satisfaction, but it never lasts. At least it didn’t for my wife and I. Travel is also very enjoyable, but even that is a fundamentally selfish act.
After spending a weekend with such remarkable people in Portland, the answer to the question that has been haunting me for years has finally become crystal clear.
A great life is about connection and contribution. That is what it fundamentally means to be human. Everything else is secondary and superficial.
The Amazing Chris Guillebeau
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