Longer Purpose-Driven Life


  • What it is: study authors defined it as having an aim in life and goals.

  • Study shows lower risk of death from specific causes:

    • Cardiovascular disease

    • Blood conditions

    • Overall¬†

    • Digestive conditions

  • This was an “observational” study so association was not “proven”.

  • The study authors cited 3 pathways that life purpose mainly works through.

  • Volunteering is cited as one way to develop a more purpose-driven life.

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