It has been often said, that life is a lie and we are living a lie. The only truth here is mortality. Nobody is immortal. Then, why are we here on this planet?
What is the purpose of our lives?
To show off the material things we have? or is it to find what lies within?
There are so many things to do, places to visit. There is so much to do in life, but when you sit and think, what is the ultimate purpose of what we are doing? At least I fail to understand that.
A child is born, it is raised and sent to a school, which these days are just money sucking machines. The child is taught, God knows what, but one thing a child learns from these schools is show off!!. Imagine a small kid, who doesn’t even know why he is here (most of us don’t know that, including me).
We grow up, looking at other kids, parents etc. We join jobs, some lucky ones know what job they want to do and some just jump where they are directed by their parents, teachers or mentors. When looking back on our lives, we realise, that the people who guided us to be in one job or another, never really knew what they were doing themselves. Imagine a fisherman giving advice to a corporate? (While that may or may not be a really good advice, just a hypothetical situation not being offensive to anyone). We can also, put it the other way, imagine a corporate giving advice to a fisherman? Well that fisherman might be making more money that this person, but still.
So now, we have reached a stage, where we have slogged our entire youth in making money, procreating our identical twins, or so we want them to be our identical twins. And, when the identical twin of ours try to become something else, we take an offence.
We are so busy, competing with each other to make more money, to hoard more stuff, to buy unnecessary things, that we forget, the life is passing us by. Then, this life leaves us one day and we are left with nothing but regrets. We have these regrets at a time, when we can’t do anything about them, as we do not have the energy, even though we have the money.
What really matters, cannot be bought with money. It can only give you temporary happiness, but real happiness lies in discovering what you really enjoy. Real happiness lies in being happy for no reason.