Living Buddhism

4 Ways to Figure Out What You Want to Do

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What do you want to be when you grow up? It’s an exciting question when you’re 5 years old and want to be an octopus. But as you get older, it’s the last thing you want to hear, because the next question becomes, What do you want to do with your life?

Daisaku Ikeda shares where we can start: “Without a doubt, you each have your own jewel, your own innate talent within you. How can you discover that talent? The only way is to exert yourselves to the limit of your ability. Your true potential will emerge when you give everything you’ve got to your studies, sports or whatever you take on” (Discussions on Youth, new edition, p. 74).

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