For some unknown reason, we seem to have adopted the wrong interpretation of the Law of Purpose. Somewhere down through the centuries, we came to believe that our purpose in life was to come here and make this world a better place. Tied to this central theme was the idea that your role in making this world a better place was to get an education, get a job, and contribute to society.
Success in this definition was defined by that which was on the outside. We were fulfilling our purpose in life if we had the physical trappings dictated by society. Now there is nothing wrong with having things but when our focus is purely on the outer manifestation it takes us in the opposite direction from the original meaning of the Law of Purpose. It is a direction that takes us away from our innate inner guidance.