What exactly is the purpose of life? Why are we born and what are we supposed to be doing here on this planet and in this reality? Those are questions I’ve asked myself almost every day ever since my early childhood. And I still don’t have answers to those questions. It bothers me every day. What bothers me even more, is that I think it won’t ever be possible for me, or anyone else, to really find answers to those questions. At best it will always be a lot of guesswork.
The fact that I don’t really know what I’m doing here makes it difficult to live life. Difficult because it’s impossible to find a meaningful direction in life without answers to those questions. I look around me and I see people chasing after lovers, careers, money, fame, power and many other things that in the end don’t matter at all. Why not? Because when we die, we leave everything behind. All of it. So really, what is the use of constantly pursuing any of those things in life? What’s the use of constantly wanting to achieve more and more?
I look at the way society is structured, how there’s a small group of people who have everything they could want in life and indeed much more than they really need, and how at the same time there are many more people who struggle to make ends meet every day and who’re being denied a normal life. And I ask myself, what drives the wealthy to seek even more wealth? And will it ever be enough? Sometimes when I’m out I look at all the big houses people build, houses that could easily be home to 3 or 4 families, and I wonder why a single family of 4 needs all that space. And I hope you don’t get me wrong. It’s not that I begrudge these people, on the contrary, I wish the best for everyone. It’s just that I don’t understand their constant need for more often at the expense of others. It’s almost as if these people expect to have all that wealth forever and keep gathering even more of it. Don’t they realize that our time in this life is limited and that we can’t take anything with us in the end?
Another example is the never ending conflict between Israel and Palestine. Why can’t these people just get along? Why can’t we just acknowledge that all of us are entitled to certain things in life, in this case a home we can call our own, and just respect each other and live together? Why is this so difficult?
When it comes down to it, all we really need on this planet as human beings is food on the table every day and a roof over our heads. That’s basically all we really need to get us through our lives. After all these years, you would think that by now we’d all have figured this out already and have structured our societies in such a way where every human being on this planet could at the very least have access to those two things for his entire lifetime. But instead what we have is a constant struggle of people trying to have more than the other in order to stay on top in this system. Like crabs in a barrel. Everyone fighting for more and more, even if they have more than enough already, at the expense of others. As a result, we end up with a situation where the richest 1% of adults own 40% of global assets, where the richest 10% of adults own 85% of global assets, and where the bottom half of the adults own 1% of global wealth. Think about that for a moment. Then we go on asking ourselves why we’re dealing with so much crime. Nobody is born a criminal. Nobody really wants to be a criminal. Crime is just a symptom of our flawed society. When we create situations where a small group of people are hoarding all the resources on this planet, while a large group of people are struggling to survive every day (and in extreme cases are just outright being denied their basic rights), we shouldn’t act surprised when people start behaving in extreme ways in order to survive. And with this I’m not validating criminal behavior, but just saying that there’s a lot more to the problem and that we have to start looking at the root causes now instead of simply blaming the criminals while we fight the symptoms.
So when you know that in the end you’ll die and leave everything you have behind anyway, then what is it that ultimately matters in life? I think the only thing we can do in life that really matters is to help eachother and to make sure that everyone can live a good and comfortable life in complete freedom. And the only way we can achieve this is by realizing that the only thing that really matters in life is love. Just like David Icke wrote in his book: Infinite love is the only truth, everything else is illusion. And David Icke was certainly on to something. In the end all that you see around you doesn’t matter. As far as you are concerned it all gets left behind and disappears once you die. And death can come at any time. When that happens, all your wealth and all your successes will be worth absolutely nothing to you anymore. So why spend all your life gathering more and more of that for yourself? Instead, why not spend your life gathering more and more for others who don’t have enough to live a comfortable life? Why not spend your life loving and caring for others? Like Albert Einstein once said: “Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.” The only way you can really become a man of value in life, is by meaning something to others; by bringing value into the lives of others. And you can only do that by loving others. Infinite love is the only truth; nothing else matters in life. Imagine what the world might look like if all of us would realize this.