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HM's Blog #68: Prize Day 2018

Only 18% of people overall in the world feel they have a purpose, in Europe, that figure is a meager 22%.
Perhaps these percentages do not shock you. But they might disappoint you. I should suggest that it is no wonder that the percentages are as low as they are given the behaviours that we have developed as humans: demanding instant gratification and satisfaction; becoming increasingly self-indulgent and self-absorbed; thinking less of others. How many of us spend more time on screen than we do in the moment? How many of us live for the weekend as an escape from the reality of today? What are we going to do about it?
I was recently privileged to hear Lord Dr Michael Hastings of Scarisbrickaddress a group of Headteachers in Brighton. He suggested that ‘Purpose is about giving ourselves away for other people’s freedoms and bending ourselves to the interests of others’.