I have been dating this woman for a while. We have a strong, healthy relationship for the most part. We have our disagreements. But in a recent conversation, I posed a question:
“What is your goal in life?”
And her answer and the discussion after left me wondering whether I want to continue this relationship.
She shared that her goals were earthly goals like education and marriage and a career. Which is fair. But when I brought up, that to me, although I consider those things important, I don’t set those as goals to measure my life in—she disagrees firmly.
I understand that to work hard and progress is important. But I posed the scenario that if the world were to end tomorrow, and she did not reach those goals, would she consider her life unfulfilled? And she said yes. I did my best to explain that to me, if I died to today I would not consider my life any less because I don’t have much. Or I haven’t accomplished certain earthly milestones. But, she continued to insist on their importance.
I am curious to hear your thoughts. And any insight/advice on how to continue would be appreciated.