Richard Leider, writing in his book, Life Skills, defines lack of personal purpose as a state of ‘inner kill’.
He asserts it is ‘the most insatiable killer’ in modern Western society.
‘Inner kill’ is dying without knowing it. It’s feeling like you’re coping without being fully alive.
“Inner kill” is not growing, It’s taking the safe way. Always covering for yourself instead of taking risks.
It’s reacting, instead of thinking. It’s giving up control of your life to whatever or whomever is around you.
“Inner kill” is the death of self-respect
“You have ‘inner kill’ when you:
• Avoid decisions
• Daydream about early retirement
• Talk a lot about what you’re going to do, instead of doing it.
• Seek significance on the basis of past accomplishments.”