The Purpose of Life — an Essay to Remember

by Ben Holt on January 3, 2020

Research papers, essays, and writing projects are expected requirements in school. Normally, teachers and college instructors would oblige their secondary and college students to write various essays for a range of topics.

If you are a student who is not into writing, your first recourse might be to approach a research paper service that will help you fulfill your writing endeavors. While this can be an option, we still encourage you to try writing your essay first. This article aims to guide you on how to write a memorable essay—something that your teacher will not forget.

The Purpose of Life

In relation to writing essays, the purpose of life is one of the best topics for an article-writing project in your subjects, such as English, Literature, and—perhaps—Theology or Science. So how do you write an essay about the purpose of life?

Where to Start

The purpose of life is a far-reaching topic. If you don’t make a plan for your paper, you could be overwhelmed with a myriad of thoughts and ideas. Hence, knowing where to start is crucial as it will give you a clear direction on how to go about your essay.

For starters, think about how you would like your introduction to come up. You have to keep in mind that introductions should be catchy and attention-grabbing. Your teacher can immediately tell if your paper is good if you have a compelling introduction.

Here are several effective ways to start a paper:

1. Ask a question. This is very effective if your question is thought-provoking. You don’t have to pose complicated questions. The simple ones that will affect the readers are the good ones.

Here are a few examples:

  • Do you know what your purpose in life is?
  • Are you living a purposeful life?
  • Is there a reason for our existence?
  • How do you live your life?

2. Use quotations. A quotation about life can be an effective introductory statement. You can find numerous quotes in books or online. Choose your quotation carefully. Our helpful tip: choose something that resonates with your personality, something you can relate the most.

Here are a few examples of good quotations:

  • “The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.” (Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov)
  • “The purpose of life is to contribute in some way to making things better.” (Robert F. Kennedy)
  • “What am I living for and what am I dying for are the same question.” (Margaret Atwood)

3. Provide an anecdote that connects to your topic. An anecdote is a short story that conveys—either literally or figuratively—to the topic you are writing about. It could be your personal story or a story you have encountered somewhere. Make sure to cite your references properly, if needed.

The Essence of Your Essay

The essence of your essay is found in the body of your paper. This is where you will expand your thoughts. Make sure to refine all the elements that sustain your argument in this part of your essay.

Furthermore, don’t forget that an essay must be a kind of comprehensible piece of design. This means you should write on well-founded and sensible information. This is exactly why you should also do significant research on the topic you will build up in your paper.

Another important tip to write a good essay is to compose units or paragraphs that connect with each other. This means you have to master the use of linking words as this will be your greatest helper in accomplishing this task.

The Right Format

Writing an essay requires using the right format. The best way is to fill in the following: (catchy) introduction, (strong) body, and (motivating) conclusion. Sticking to this format will help your task easier, even if you feel like you are not good at writing.

Write Your Essay Now!

The best way to begin is to start writing immediately. Procrastinating will not only prolong your agony but also make the task harder. Use our tips, but do your research. With this, you can be sure to write an essay that is good to remember.

  • Chris

    Great post man, there’s not a whole of people that don’t touch upon building rituals/habits.  I’ve doing alot of research on this for the past week realized that the key to accomplishing more of what you want is in creating new habits/rituals for yourself that you do everyday so it becomes second nature like brushing your teeth, or taking a shower.  Most personal development coaches don’t touch upon the subject of building habits or they disguise using different wording.  I always liked listening to Tony Robbins since he always touched upon the subject of rituals and didn’t really understood the concept of how to build rituals until this week.  I definately plan on applying this methodology to get some traction on the road to change for myself.  Again great stuff and I have confidence that you will meet your goal of 4500 subscribers by next february.

    • / Ben Holt

      Thanks for leaving a comment and for subscribing, Chris!

      Tony Robbins was one of the first people who I met on my personal development path, and I’m sure that a lot of what I do and how I think has been influenced, subtly or otherwise, by his material. He gave a TED talk, either 2010 or 2008 – I don’t remember – that was excellent. Look it up if you get a chance.

      Best of luck building habits and using rituals for your own self-improvement. Do let me know how it goes!


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