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What Is Your Purpose?

Travelers walk through terminal 3 at O'Hare International airport in Chicago, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. It's a holiday tradition
Travelers walk through terminal 3 at O'Hare International airport in Chicago, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013. It's a holiday tradition for some families to fly over Thanksgiving, and traditionally there are long lines and big crowds. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Every reflective person sooner or later faces certain questions: What is the purpose of my life? How do I find a moral compass so I can tell right from wrong? What should I do day by day to feel fulfillment and deep joy?

As late as 50 years ago, Americans could consult lofty authority figures to help them answer these questions.

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