Live Your Life with Purpose

by Anna Maria Hoffman

“I got one life, one life, one life and I’m gonna live it
I got one life, one life, one life and I’m gonna live it right”

These lyrics come from the song “One Life” by UK singer-songwriter James Morrison, who is known for writing soulful songs about life that are rich in meaning. His songs are especially refreshing in a time when so much in the entertainment industry is devoid of substance and reality. This song is from his 2011 album The Awakening, but it is a timeless treasure.

This song in particular reminds us of how important it is to live life with purpose. While Hollywood and the cultural elite say we’re better off with the YOLO (you only live once) approach to life (read more on that from us here), we’re rarely presented with Morrison’s “One Life” perspective, which says it’s better to live life with plans, not letting our “soul(s) slide away,” and most importantly, “[living] it right.”

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That seems more comforting than what the YOLO proponents say, which amount to getting wasted and doing crazy, outlandish things for the sake of shock value and conformity. Because when we look back, it’s better to be proud of ourselves for our accomplishments and charitable actions than mentally drowning in regret, lost opportunities, and shame.

Read more at Counter Cultured here.

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