Looking for the purpose behind itLet's not be so specific this time as I am not going to talk about any action and the purpose behind it. It's mostly associated with our daily lives and day-to-day activities. We carry out a lot of activities from the time we wake up till we go to bed at night. Some activities are essential like brushing our teeth, going to the toilet, having food, etc and there are others which are related to our professional assignments. Some of them are repetitive, like the essential ones, and there are many repetitive tasks in our professional engagement too. Keeping aside such repetitive tasks we do some activities which are neither essential nor related to our profession but borne out of our habits. I am providing a couple of examples of such activities which vary from person to person and situation.
Take the example of watching serials on television. I have heard many saying some episodes of a serial are really boring or disgusting but they kept watching till the end. Another example may be tapping on the icon of social networking apps on our smart mobile gadgets. At times it's just to check whether someone has posted any update or not. Now if I ask about the purpose behind such acts many may say it's a type of recreation. Well, I don't know whether watching a series/episode which is boring can give someone the required pleasure they look for in any form of recreation. Checking social networking sites at regular intervals can be disappointing at times if one finds no update from someone/group that she/he expects at that moment. Even not finding the number of likes on a post at a specific time may also be disappointing to many but can't help. They keep on checking often at regular intervals. Is it the expectation that works here rather than a specific purpose?
I wonder whether everything has a purpose! It seems in such cases, expectations overrule the purpose.