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what's the purpose of life? this profound question has kept us awake for centuries. Aristotle, the Greek philosopher believed that happiness is the central purpose of human life. the Dalai Lama has the same belief - "the purpose of our lives is to be happy."
Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple, felt that you won't know your purpose in life until you find it - “you can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.” perhaps Steve Jobs had divine guidance from Buddha, who said "your purpose in life is to find your purpose and give your whole heart and soul to it.”
and in between Aristotle, the Dalai Lama, Steve Jobs and Buddha, we have many other luminaries who have their diverse views on what's the purpose of life.
and what's the purpose of basecamp.cafe? the purpose of basecamp.cafe is to help people find their purposes in life. it's really that simple. it's a movement, it's a platform and it's a place where you can hopefully join your dots and find your purpose in life.
i created basecamp.cafe as a place where people from all walks of life can come together and find themselves. why use adventures as a theme? well, i haven't come across anyone who isn't excited, amazed and motivated by adventurers. we watch movies of adventurers, we listen to their stories, and although we may never go on these adventures ourselves, the images and the sounds stay with us forever. and through these I hope to be able to inspire people to find their own purposes in life.
how do people come together at basecamp.cafe? since it's very costly to setup a real cafe, for now basecamp.cafe is a website where I share stories through my blogs. I hope that these stories, perhaps written randomly at times, can help people find their purposes in life. we have regular meetups where we feature speakers, using adventures as a theme, talk on topics that can inspire, motivate and bring hope to people who have failed. we depend on supporters of basecamp.cafe to provide their premises for these meetups.
will basecamp.cafe ever have a physical location? of course. that's my dream. it's to setup a real cafe to bring people together, whether it's mountain climbing, starting a new business, embarking on a career or rebuilding their lives after failures. basecamp.cafe is virtual for now but one day, we will have hundreds of basecamp.cafe locations all over the world, helping people everywhere to find their purposes in life. and always using adventures to lift people's spirits.
join me at basecamp.cafe and find your purpose in life. #bcc
“Being successful and fulfilling your lifes purpose are not at all the same thing; You can reach all your personal goals, become a raving success by the worlds standard and still miss your purpose in this life.” - Rick Warren, The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here for?