I think we all have a purpose in life, especially empaths. I sometimes believe we are the change we wish to see in the world. but its a constant struggle for each individual to find they're own individual purpose and not lose track. as we take on the energies of someones heart, mind, body or soul of others, we learn how people are suffering internally, even if they are the cause or to blame, but we always remind ourselves that if its in our innate nature to spread peace and love then its also a duty on us to fullfill one anothers rights whether we like it or not, if good is to come from it then gracious, if not there's a lesson for them and others witness to it.
the real sourness of this path is knowing what we know and instead of allowing ourselves to absorb and develop a negative frame of mind, because of it. we are not god, we are individuals with beautiful souls and beautiful gifs that we can either use for personal gain, selfishness and malice, or we can hope to bring change in the world, if not for those we accompany today, but build a foundation for those to come tomorrow.
I personally allow myself to be swayed by god himself in whichever way he pulls me as my faith and trust has always been in him first and utmost and guides as a second.
everyone has they're own unique journey, to uplift others as they ascend the tests of life, we cannot change anything for anyone if that is what has already been destined for them, we can hope and pray, or suggest small gestures to open up they're thinking, in order to help them to navigate, but if we do not believe in our own purposes or what we're inclined towards, then we cannot expect to achieve anything. but somehow that's where our guides come in, whom are always with us, they've trodden the path and aware of where and how we will slip up, but if we feel that we have found our destiny and string along with it, because it's unique for us, not everyone, through it we set up manuals and platforms as guidance prior to our souls permanent departure of this realm.
if we constantly take knocks, we should have faith that we will rise up stronger and better than the previous, negativity whether you want to look at it in the forms of the cruelty and evilness of people, spirits or demons or devils, they have no knew tricks, they continued the same ones throughout history just played a diiferent tune of frequency for everyone to be in the corrupt states that they are, some of it is destiny, and we cant change that. just have to keep moving.
its pretty selfish to just think of ourselves and what suits us, no change ever came about by sitting and watching the world go by, we change it by words, meanings, actions, moving towards what we believe in some of what we have already established, we cannot live in constant fear of if's and buts because we don't know what tomorrow will hold or bring, or in constant fear of what would others perceive.
no offense to anyone if I come across abrupt, its nothing personal to anyone, just my own internal rambling. but love the original question posted, it one I often contemplate on myself.
good day to you all, peace and love