The Purpose of Life

Exploring Your Values

By Arlene Harder, MA, MFT and John Fabian, Ph.D.


"It is not enough to have lived. we should be determined to live for something.”
— Winston Churchill

“People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.”
— Dalai Lama

Topic Stimulators

  • To what extent do you believe it is important to have a purpose in life?
  • What is it that you do or believe that gives your life meaning?
  • If you feel there is no meaning to life, why do you feel it is meaningless?