As a child or at some point of your life you must have thought “What is the purpose life?” “Why should you live?” If ultimately everyone has to die one day, then why should we live today? Why should we live for tomorrow and why we lived yesterday? When we know our final destination is death.
Yes our ultimate destination is death and no one is sure about the purpose of life but there should be one, that’s why we are alive today, that’s why we lived yesterday and we will like to live for tomorrow. But can someone answer it? When you are relating it with death and question like this “Why should I live if I have to die one day?” are coming in your mind.
I don’t know if someone can answer this, I can’t and Most of the individuals can’t answer it for someone else. But you can find the answer, some answers need to be searched by individuals they can’t be answered by anyone else for them. These basic questions like “What’s the purpose of life?” and “Why should we live?” are those question for which everyone has to find the answer individually. Both are interconnected to each other in various aspects and answering them exactly will be impossible for anyone. So try to get the answers for yourself, for these two questions.
1.Why should we live?
I don’t know why should we live, but I can’t even answer why should we die? I know our ultimate destination is death but we have got a life and there must be some reason for that. Yes it bounds to end but everything is bound to end, but still we enjoy them For Ex:
Why will you like to eat this piece of cake, despite the fact that it will end and you will run out cake to eat?
This piece of cake is bound to end but still I’ll eat it and enjoy it. The same is with life it has to end one day but in the journey of life, I’ll get happiness, enjoyment,sadness,miseries. How will I experience these things If I don’t live? I have got a life, there must be some reason for it.
2.What’s the purpose of life?
We know why should we live? We should live because we have got a life and there must be a reason for it.
Yes, you have got a life and you have to live, because there is a reason you have this life and that’s the purpose of life. The purpose of life is to find out the “reason to live”. For Ex:
- A Nationalist lives to die for his country.
- For a Selfless person, it’s to help others.
- For a sex addict, it is Sex.
- For a King, it is to enjoy power.
- For a Writer is to write.
- For a religious person, it’s the way to live his religion describes.
So the purpose of life is nothing but the reasons for which you live and that can be anything, that can be enjoying your life till you live, travelling the whole world, helping others or anything that makes you happy.
The author of “The Monk who sold his Ferrari” defines the purpose of life by this line in chapter 8 of the book “The Purpose of life is a life of purpose”.
The purpose of life may differ from person to person and it’s the individual who have to find out it.
We live because we have a purpose and we have a purpose because we live.