What is the Purpose of Life?

We often wonder what our purpose in life is, and we see many other people who are wondering:

“What is my reason for being here?”  (I know this is a ‘suicidal’ question; often we have asked ourselves ‘why’ when it comes to the question of living . . . not that we are suicidal by any means, at least not today; haven’t been in awhile, and don’t plan on being there – ever again!)

But what is the purpose of life?

Why . . .

It’s simply to go on living.

Life is about living; living every day as you should . . .

in the day, the now, and the beauty of the world.
Seeing every detail there; taking you back to your ‘first time’ viewing this thing…

Life is about exploring the universe – warts and all – using all the senses you’ve been giving.

Life just wants to survive.

Ask anyone.  Ask a simple organism.  Ask a singular cell.  Ask even a simple being – a prion, for example . . .

It might have something to say . . . whispering the secrets of life…

“Go on.  Go on living.  Enjoying each and every day.  Despairing in the dark moments; rejoicing in the sun; bearing the crest of winds; exposing your breast to them; feeling their pain – and knowing you can survive again . . .”

Something to talk about with your friends.

Life is about living; about creating memories and dreams … about not living too much in the next day, or despairing over what was done – learn from them.  Learn about living and dreams . . .

and may you live one.

A good one, at that.

and an interesting one, too!*

(* but not too interesting . . . there’s something to be said about an interesting life . . . an ancient Chinese curse, I recall someone hearing . . .)

About jeffssong

JW is an adult childhood abuse survivor with DID*. He grew up in a violent family devoid of love and affection. He is a military brat and veteran. He no longer struggles with that past. In 1976 JW began writing "The Boy". It took 34 years to complete. It is currently on Kindle (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004T3IVKK ), or if you prefer hard copy, on Amazon ( http://www.amazon.com/Boy-J-W/dp/1461022681). JW resides somewhere in the deep South. He is disabled and living with family. Note: Please feel free to take what you need; all is free to all. With that in mind, keep it that way to others. Thank you. We have 3 Blogs - One for our younger days, 0-10 (The Little Shop of Horrors); one for our Teen Alter and his 'friends' (also alters) with a lot of poetry; and finally "my" own, the Song of Life (current events and things)
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2 Responses to What is the Purpose of Life?

  1. Noel says:

    I ask ” what is the reason for being here?” almost everyday, but I am not suicidal either. It is my attempt to gain some insight into the purpose of my existence. I have been told numerous times by traditional Christians I am here to serve God. Well… that sounds nice and pretty, but what exactly does that mean? I have learned in the past two years that it is to help others in need. Yes, I agree when you say that we should simply live this life. It is a difficult and cruel life sometimes, but it is a life worth living. I am not here to be happy, but to learn and grow. This is my faith, so far. Thanks.


    • jeffssong says:

      🙂 Your comment came at a good time, Noel. Sometimes human beings try my minds . . . every one of ‘us’ inside. LOL, does that mean more lessons to learn per event? Sometimes makes for more … hmm, ‘stuff’ to ‘process’. We get mad, sad, angry, feel pity and laugh all at the same time (wonderful world, ain’t it LOL’ing, some of it bitter.) But yeah: its about lessons to be learned – and mine (it seems) is being hinged on forgiveness preparedness, tolerance of other people’s lack of values (or in some, too many – which they then want to enforce on others) – and especially a growing weariness and tiredness towards the indifference – and especially the inability to accept, or help someone else – the constant ‘fear’ we see in people (fear of … jeez, so many things!) – that they avoid each other (even helping them) . . . but then again, I reckon (light bulb flickering on again) – that’s their problem …. except (bulb darkening) when they make it MY problem (sighing). We (LOL), ARE here to be happy . . . since (to us), that is the “Golden Ring” – and the lessons we need to learn are those which get us to that goal . . . through insight, perception, thoughtfulness, and feelings. And plenty of love to go around, of course! (That always helps . . . and costs nothing except feelings). But – like you – we help – always will. Have to. It’s something inside . . . all of us. 🙂


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