What does it all mean? Does my life have a purpose? Is there a plan or are events just random? Mankind has been asking this question from the beginning. The kind of question we face laying in bed at night alone in our thoughts. If you ask someone with strong religious beliefs you will get one answer. A spiritual person will answer differently. An individual who has no particular spiritual or religious beliefs will have another answer. Are the all right? Are they all wrong?
The conclusion I have come to is that we all determine what the meaning of life is or our purpose. Is there something you are supposed to learn? Is there something you are supposed to achieve? Is there a cause you are here to champion? What about happiness and contentment? The hedonist says it is all about pleasure.
I know one thing. Life is better if we have a purpose. We are better served if that purpose is determined by us and not by another individual or group. I do not look for some universal truth. I look for my own truth. My truth may not be yours just as your truth may not be mine. If you value your life then you value yourself more.