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Making Life more Purposeful & Living for What Matters Most

Michigan’s online course illustrates how having a strong purpose in life can change just about everything.

Dr. Victor “Vic” Strecher, course instructor

Life can be very challenging. At whatever stage you are in your life, the waves of life can come crashing down on you. It’s very important to have a purpose in your life. Not only will it help you tackle your problems, but it will also help you grow from those experiences.

This is what Dr. Vic Strecher, instructor of the course Finding Purpose and Meaning In Life: Living for What Matters Most teaches us. Trauma, he says, can happen to anyone. What matters is how we grow from that grief.

I took this course back in June 2020. But it didn’t impact me back then as much as after I attended Dr. Vic’s webinar in May 2021. Why? Not because of the webinar itself, but because, by then, I had lost my father. I was 21.

As Dr. Vic tells in his course, he himself lost his 19-year-old daughter to illness. As long as you haven’t experienced something similar yourself, I think you can’t understand the other person completely: before, I only followed the lectures and took the quizzes; now, I could feel his teachings. I understood how much of a “purpose” his daughter had gifted him. Looking at his face after a whole year detached from the course, I saw a father in him — a father I had lost myself. It’s strange how the meanings of things change with life circumstances. The course made more sense to me now than ever.

Overview

My course certificate

In Dr. Vic’s own words, this course is for human beings. So, basically, if you’re a human being, chances are that this course will be relevant to you in one way or the other.

You can build your own purpose in any field of your life, be it family, work, personal development, or anything else. You’ll learn how science, philosophy, and practice all play a role in both finding your purpose and living a purposeful life. You’ll hear from historical figures and individuals about their journeys to finding and living a purposeful life. And you’ll walk through different exercises to help you find out what matters most to you, so you can live a purposeful life.

Here’s a list of people who either appear in or influenced this course: Victor Frankl, Friedrich Nietzsche, Dexter Gordon, Samuel Barber, Jason Gaes, Plato, Aristotle, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Gandhi, Helen Keller, Abraham Maslow, Carl Jung, Jean Paul Sartre, Albert Camus, Soren Kierkegaard, Simone de Beauvoir, and more! This course is built on the shoulders of giants.

Some Reasons to Take this Course

Here’s a sneak-peek into the introductory lecture, where Dr. Vic explains the effects of having a purposeful life. These should spark your interest to take this course!

Positive factors enhanced by a purposeful life
Negative factors lowered by a purposeful life

The reason I talked about my backstory earlier is because I wanted to give you an idea of how well-made this course is. This is not just a course made by one of the best universities in the world. It’s a course made by someone with a purpose — the purpose to help billions of people lead a purposeful life.

It especially touched my heart when he said that he teaches his students as if they were his daughter. Yes, my father used to teach me. And I must appreciate that it’s because his daughter gave him such a strong purpose in life that so many learners today can benefit from this course.

Being someone with a similar experience as him, I now realize the importance of having a purpose in life. But irrespective of your experiences, his course will definitely help you move forward in your life, no matter who you are, what you do, what you’ve been through, and what your goals are. After all, this course is for human beings!

This review is not only from a learner, but from a daughter — a daughter who was inspired by a father to not lose hope and stand up from her grief again. Finding Purpose and Meaning In Life will teach you all about having a purpose — how you can develop one and how it will affect your life. Purpose improves your physical and mental health, as well as your work and productivity. We must ask ourselves, “What is it that matters most to me?”.

I would recommend this course to everyone. The more people develop a purpose in life, the better our world will become.

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Archisha Bhar

I am a Content Writer at Class Central and a student of Civil Engineering. Other than engineering, I take interest in art, music, computer, psychology and creative writing.

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