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About the Course

Welcome to Finding Purpose and Meaning in Life: Living for What Matters Most! In this course, you’ll learn how science, philosophy and practice all play a role in both finding your purpose and living a purposeful life. You will hear from historical figures and individuals about their journeys to finding and living a purposeful life, and will walk through different exercises to help you find out what matters most to you so you can live a purposeful life. As an added benefit, you will also have complimentary access, for a period of time, to the Purposeful App. This groundbreaking mobile and desktop app is designed to help you build a purposeful rhythm into each day, so you can bring your best self to what matters most. Look for more information in Week 1 of the course! By the end of this course, you will: 1. Understand that having a strong purpose in life is an essential element of human well-being. 2. Know how self-transcending purpose positively affects well-being. 3. Be able to create a purpose for your life (don't be intimidated, this is different from creating "the purpose" for your life). 4. Apply personal approaches and skills to self-change and become and stay connected to your purpose every day. We are thrilled that you are here! We look forward to hearing and learning from you throughout this course!...

Top reviews

Jun 23, 2021

I abolutely loved this. It has helped me tremendously in my understanding of self and setting a personal transcending purpose. And Vic, thank you for sharing your story. It made me tear up at the end.

Jun 6, 2020

Short and precise course to get some perspective on finding focus on things that really matter. Vic is an excellent professor who just connects so well with the students even from the computer screen.

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By Najmussaman P

Oct 1, 2020

Excellent... This course will change your mind and attitude towards life.

By Avery S

Sep 3, 2020

Really helpful to get your bearings and lots of interesting material.

By Meeta P

Jun 25, 2020

A very helpful and meaningful course helping to decide aims in life.

By Meena M

May 9, 2020

It's very easy to understand tq so much to the opportunity to mee

By Reon L L

Aug 30, 2020

a really sourcefull , knowledgeable , purposefull course

By noura

Aug 2, 2020

very interesting course hope I benefit from it in future


Nov 12, 2020

life hacks are good and well explained


Jul 6, 2021

Thank you for such a great course!

By Dave C

May 24, 2020

I wrote my review in the survey.

By Malica P

May 26, 2021

​learned so much great course

By Jan B v d W

Jul 15, 2020

Good informative course

By 221910311051 S

Jun 3, 2020

i felt pretty confident

By Yuva P J

Jun 28, 2021

Its purposely

By Bhavya J

May 17, 2020

Good content

By Al G

Apr 27, 2020

Great course

By Dr. S M

May 3, 2020

Good course

By Vitkienė E

Aug 24, 2020

Thank you

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By Edith L

Jun 20, 2020

Good introductory course with some practical ideas on how to build a stronger sense of purpose in life.

By Joanie

May 7, 2021

The content of the class is somewhat interesting but I feel the motivation behind this class isn't transparent. 1- This class is most likely to attract vulnerable people going through a rough path. I feel this class is mostly marketing for vulnerable people to purchase the App created by the lecturer. 2- Before the class you fill a survey about your intention of finishing the class and your commitment in finishing the class. Therefore, once you get to the first assignment, you can't submit it unless you pay money. This said, it is impossible for you to "finish the class" without spending money. So this class is really just about getting vulnerable people into spending money.

By OhNoBillS

Jun 21, 2021

Being somewhat flittering about like a feather in a breeze, the course title lead me to believe that it would, in some fashion, provide a guide that might help me find my way ... it did not. It talks about the value of purpose, the different "types" or categories of purpose, as well as a number of other purpose-related topics but comes nowhere near to providing a means for someone who feels purposeless, to help that person find a purpose. The course title needs to be re-named to accurately reflect the content, or the content changed to accurately reflect the intention of the title of "finding a purpose ..."

By Jacqueline 4

Nov 18, 2020

I would've loved to take this course in its entirety. Unfortunately either I didn't pay close enough attention or it didn't make it clear we'd only have access to the introduction & then have to pay to complete the course. Intro was worth a watch if you're interested in philosophy/history and want an understanding of why purpose is important, but it wont tell you how to find it.

By Pauline O

Oct 6, 2020

I don't want to show off but I just went to the tests and passed... Everything said in the videos are logical... I didn't find purpose not meaning in life except what you hear already everywhere....

A bit disappointed I lost £36 for that...

By Julia L

Jan 3, 2021

The course positioned as "free of charge", but you will not go to the next week of study before you pass quiz, and to pass the quiz you have to pay which is deception. This is not what you expect from Coursera neither from University ofMichigan. Though I find the course really interesting I'm very disappointed by the deception fact.