3. What do you think your reason for being here is?
Happiness. I think my reason for being here is simply happiness. We spend our lives trying to find ourselves, fall in love, make money, create a family, etc, etc. because all these things make us happy. Some people might disagree and say, “what kind of reason/purpose for life is that!” And I say what is the purpose of life without happiness. If you believe you’re reason for being here was to cure world hunger… well aren’t you simply spreading happiness? I consider myself a spiritual/religious person and I believe that God wouldn’t have sacrificed himself for our lives if he wanted us to live without happiness. He may have a higher purpose for our lives, but it’s not worth the effort not done with happiness. I don’t know what my “purpose” in life is yet and quite frankly I’m not sure if I’ll ever know, but I do know that life is to be spent finding the things, being with the people, and participating in activities that make you happy… It not worth it otherwise.
Honestly, this is probably going to be slightly controversial… but let me explain anyway. I’m not a religious person, I don’t believe in God, but I’m agnostic. I believe in something, whatever that something may be. And I also don’t believe that when we die, we just poof away and our lives mean nothing. I believe that there’s something after this, some other place or plane or universe where we go, and I believe that our time here is to prepare us for that. When you have learned whatever you need to learn, then you can move on to the next existence. So our purpose here is to, like Mere said, be happy, do things, and just experience life and all it has to offer. Fall in love, stay out late, listen to music really loud, and just have a good time. Be a human being and learn how to be a good person, and you will have fulfilled your goal here.
I hope that sort of made sense.