Beberapa minggu yang lalu, teman saya menanyakan sebuah quote tentang wisuda. Dia selalu hadir di wisuda teman-teman seangkatan dan mengabadikan momen-momen wisuda dengan kamera andalannya yang masih menggunakan film negative 35mm. Dia menanyakan quote tersebut untuk digunakan sebagai caption foto yang akan dia unggah di akun Instagram nya. He said “any quotes, up to you”.

But then, it got me thinking.

I’m thinking of what happens next after I graduated.

Will I just be another person who seeks for a job only to be a typical 9 to 5 person? Or, will I do anything good to improve the world we live in?

But then, I asked a more profound question: “What is the purpose of life?”

My life was influenced by many movies and TV series I watched. How I Met Your Mother, A Dog’s Purpose, Interstellar, Friends, dan masih banyak lagi.

But one particular movie always sticks to my mind: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.


I would tell you more about this movie on another post.

Pada kisah tersebut, ada satu kata mutiara yang selalu melekat pada pikiran saya.

To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other, and to feel. That is the purpose of life.

Itulah yang menjadi patokan saya d alam menjalani hidup, through my pain and my happy moments, through the ups and downs of life.

Or, at the very least, that would be my purpose of life in this 20s.

So, what is your purpose of life?

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