In Viktor Frankl’s book, MAN’S SEARCH FOR MEANING, Frankl says, “The meaning of your life is to help others find the meaning of theirs.”
At first glance, this quote seems counterproductive. After all, doesn’t this mean your life will be subsequently used up while helping someone else find purpose? Doesn’t your life count?
There is a fable that addresses this question. It examines the life of a donkey and a horse. There are several different versions. The following is my favorite.
A farmer decides it’s time to take his product to market in a far-away town.