One of the most important and fundamental questions of all time revolves around our purpose as humans. Whether or not you are religious, there is really no complete answer to this question. The best we can do is explore and philosophize to the extent of the knowledge that we know to be certain. We know that we exist, but we do not know why we exist. Is it really possible that the human race just took their existence for granted? If you never wondered, at any point in your life, what the ultimate objective for your life is, then you need to step back and look at the big picture.
If you believe in a God, this question can be partly answered. Christianity preaches that the purpose of your life is to glorify God, love others, and love yourself. However, we do not find the reason behind this in the Bible. God never explains why He needed to create the human race. If he needed some company, why not create other gods to hang out with and chill in Heaven? That way he would not need to deal with all the sin and evil that plagues the human race. What is the real, fundamental reason that the human race was created, and what goal was it ultimately meant for? What purpose do humans have in improving God’s universe? These questions ultimately cannot be answered on our time here on Earth, but are fascinating to hypothesize about.
If we go a step further and look at only what is certain, in other words, take religion out of the picture, the question of what purpose our lives serve becomes even more cloudy. To the best of our knowledge, Earth is the only planet with known life in a galaxy that is beyond comprehension in size. Do we really even matter when we are just one tiny speck in the universe? If we don't matter, why do we continue to exist? Are earthly pleasures really the only ends that we have in life? This cannot be the case, because those earthly pleasures were created by humans, and humans were created by something. That thing must have had an objective behind creating humans, otherwise it would imply that our entire existence as humans was completely random. Everything that has happened since humanity would then be considered a random event. This is simply hard to believe, but cannot be discounted as a possibility.
At the end of the day, in order to understand what our purpose as human beings really is, we need to know the reason behind why we were created. If humans were created with a goal in mind, than achieving that goal would be the purpose for our existence. If God created us with the goal of having us love Him and love each other, what was the motivation behind doing so? One would think that there were billions of other possibilities that God could have come up with on how to run the universe. Why the human race, and why the planet Earth? Maybe this is a question that can only be answered in the afterlife. If you do not believe in an afterlife, then you are simply left to wonder what really is your ultimate purpose for living.
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