Jerry Colonna on finding purpose in life

Jerry Colonna has a wise post: “So much struggle is bound up in our compulsive need to be defined, especially by what we do. As Jeffrey likes to quote, we confuse motion for meaning. We confuse activity for self-worth.(snip)
I read Lunar Men a few months ago and was struck by the 17th Century notion that it was proper, desirable even, for a man of learning to study beyond their specialized field; doctors writing poetry and industrialists studying botany, all perfectly fine.”