I just finished watching Angeline Jolie’s movie Unbroken about Louis “Louie” Zamperini who was always in trouble, but with the help of his older brother, he turns his life around and channels his energy into running, later qualifying for the 1936 Olympics. When World War II breaks out, Louie enlists in the military. After his plane crashes in the Pacific, he survives an incredible 47 days adrift in a raft, until his capture by the Japanese navy. Sent to a POW camp, Louie becomes the favorite target of a particularly cruel prison commander.
His whole story is about surviving the elements and torture camps. He never knew why he his life was spared but he continued to fight on even though his future looked bleak throughout the movie.
As he eloquently put it, “if I could take it, I can make it.”
Spoiler Alert – He survives dedicating his life to religion and being an inspiration to other people.
This brings me to the question:
Why are here? What are we meant to do with our lives?
I mean you’ve probably asked these questions before to yourself but it fucking bugs me when I see my friends and co workers that do not want to do anything with their lives because they are too scared or they don’t believe in themselves.
We were not meant to live dull normal lives. We all have the potential to live extraordinary lives with purpose.
So, I’ll ask it again,
Why are you here?
Source: What’s eating Ryan Fu? – Why are we here? ( http://belikewaterproduction.com/2015/03/28/whats-eating-ryan-fu-why-are-we-here/ )