This isn’t a depressing article I promise you. And if the title makes you want to turn away then you are exactly who I am talking to. The trauma we know about are of those who have been suffering from the cultural trauma that has been happening for centuries, the oppression, racisim, abuse.
A life without purpose is a life without soul. Empty, automatic, aimless, unsatisfying. The antidote to that is taking action to contribute to a meaningful cause. But how do you find your way to that? What got lost? When did it happen?
The only inkling we have that something might be wrong is that deep dissatisfying feeling we have that something is missing, or that we are capable of more but cannot seem to figure it out or find it.