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TOPIC TITLE: being worthwhile(y) engaged
Created On 11/1/15 1:19 PM
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11/1/15 1:19 PM
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Feeling like I need to do something meaningful, but my visual image of something meaningful is working or volunteering for a cause that is ostensibly kind/giving/helpful to others. Currently, I am unemployed (in the process of interviewing for jobs in my profession of nursing) and my day to day is flexible and unstructured so I don't have a consistent outline within which to perform the above.

Can you relate?
Do you think that doing objectively meaningful things can effectively relieve what is a psychological, and not spiritual, problem? Essentially, if the void stems from a psychological disorder, can it be sated through acts of kindness?

Looking forward to your responses......
 
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11/9/15 6:01 AM
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I'm not sure I understand the question correcty. But if I do here goes.....

I have severe episodes of depresssion. I find when I look outside my daled amos and see others in pain or need and I help them, it helps relieve my depression. I think part of it is just feeling like you belong in this world. It is like instead of focusing on my depressing problems from past and present, I focus on someone else. It makes me feel needeed and belonging to the human race.

I hope this helps. Seems to me trying to do chesed may not lead to relief, but it may lead to relief. You don't know unless you try.


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