“Objective” is defined as: Object, purpose, aim, point, idea, goal, intention, intent or reason.
Every moment of every day each of us is trying to achieve something, trying to fulfill some goal. It may be as simple as trying to make a cup of tea or read an article in the newspaper or as complex as solving some mathematical equation or making a life decision. Regardless, they are all goals.
We are always aimed at something, moving toward some purpose, trying to accomplish some task. Some scholars have said that this is what makes all living creatures, from ants to astronauts, unique. And there are other scholars who claim that even plants have objectives, clear goals such as “reach for the sunlight,” “absorb the moisture,” “survive.”
It is the survival part that is the most interesting. Not only are...