Morgan, thank you for the response. Your comment seems to raise two objections:

  1. We do not always have to be achieving
  2. Who are you to say someone is wasting their life?

My response is the same for both: What you ought to be doing is something only you can determine. This checklist doesn’t tell you what you ‘ought’ to be doing, merely points out some signs you may be missing the mark. The only ‘ought’ I am vocalizing here is that you should not spend your days running here or there pursuing immediate pleasure, but have a guiding purpose — whether it’s software development or volunteering with the homeless or raising your family or making beer or any of the innumerable things there are to do in the world — as long as you have one.

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