The Meaning of Life - Why Are We Here?
Really Can Somebody Tell Me The Purpose of Our Existence?
Wow, isn't that a heavy and loaded question? A question to get you delving deep into your psyche; to wonder and pause for thought on the meaning of life.
From time immemorial there have been debates on this subject, but I believe this is one question that has never, nor will be, completely answered.
Personally, thoughts of why am I here and the existence of a higher being began around the age of 5, when I asked my father the poignant question, 'Daddy, who made God?' At that age I was trying to get my head around the bigger picture. My view, remember I was only 5, was if mummy and daddy made me, God must have someone who made him; right? It's only logical, so I thought!
Needless to say my father didn't have an answer that was completely satisfactory.
But ever since that time I have been curious as to the purpose of life and, more curiously, why are we here on the earth? I mean what do we actually do here on earth that is of any significance to the ever changing universe. At the end of the day, we are all born, live (some better than others) and eventually die. So is that it, birth, life, death? Surely there has to be more, or maybe there's not!
For those of you who have a faith, be it christianity, islam, judaism , hinduism or any belief system, you probably have an answer because your lives are devoted to worshipping and praising your God or Deity, and the hope of an eternal life.
But what about those of you who do not have a faith or belief system?
- What do you believe the meaning of life is?
- Why are you here? and
- what purpose in life do you serve?
I would love to hear from all of you, believers, non-believers, agnostics, atheists, everyone, with your views on this topical subject.
As for me I'm not sure what the meaning of life is, but I feel my purpose in life is to be a beacon of inspiration to others, encouraging them to be the best that they can be and invoke a sense of self worth.
I wait to read your views.