Any "purpose" you act on can be perceived and countered. Better not to have 'em.
Well said Cliff. Of course, we can't avoid having a purpose, which for most of us at a minimum I think would be self preservation. I think, though that what you are referring to is a pre-determined endstate or outcome that says how the situation will be resolved. I think that is a purpose with too high of a goal.
Maybe an Agenda would be a better word? that is, having a vested interest in the situation and how it will play out.
I don't know....but I grasp what you are conveying and agree.