our life as most of us know it, has a specific starting point and it will eventually end. yes, i know that is a ridiculously obvious statement but it is what happens between those two points in time that is of infinite interest. while the broad strokes are the same for all; we all come into being, grow, change, fall into decay and then cease to be, if one was to ask " what is the purpose of your life ", chances are you will be met with a quizzical look and a curious sound " uummmmm ". try it - absolutely fascinating.
so what is the purpose of my life ... not your life, not of life in general, but MY life ?
there are many who may have a religious background and they will start enumerating what their "book" tells them their life should be about ..
there are some who say it is to live in the moment yet given the number of moments they would have had to experiment with, it would seem they have not yet perfected that art..
there are those who say they don't care but seem very anxious most of the time so simply not caring is not working for them..
those who have only one life to live get progressively more anxious as they approach their finishing line and those who feel they will somehow return let the apathy of a promised reincarnation absolve them from any sense of urgency to actually live in the here and now.
so is there a purpose ? if one doesn't know, is there any inclination to find out ?
there are those who will spend days on the internet to figure out which is the best camera to spend our hard earned dollars on - how much research have we done to find out how to spend our singular life ?
ultimately, we will cease to be. that is a given - a ridiculously obviously statement - but till then, where am i going ? and why ??