I read the following blog post just now, a post questioning the meaning of life:
I decided to try my hand at offering an answer to that question:
- Life’s purpose is to be a part of this species known as humans and to do your best in helping our species survive and thrive. How you choose to do that is up to you, and if you attempt to put yourself alone too far ahead of the rest of the species, you will begin to fall out of favour with the species and will end up digging yourself into a hole. If you dedicate your life to valuing and helping other members of the species, you will be uplifted!
Now first off, I am a bit shocked at my clarity in responding to one of the biggest questions we are all faced with. I just had a little belief that I could write a decent response, and somehow I managed to impress myself with what came out. Some might consider it divine inspiration. I consider it the amazing ability our brains have of connecting the dots through unconscious thought.
But looking at it logically, Jesus put our species first and has amassed a 2000 year old following from his humanitarian-minded actions. Justin Bieber, on the other hand, seems to be focused quite strongly on selfish personal enjoyment these days, even putting others at risk, and looking the other way when it comes to taking responsibility for his actions. Needless to say, he is not held very high in public opinion these days.
Go ahead, take this logic for a test run with using any person as an example, see if it checks out!