What is life, what it means to live and what makes life worth living?
Why are these questions so easy to come up with, but not as easy to answer?
The reason is quite simple: none of us really choose to live in the first place, no one ever asked us, we were just born, created, taught and positioned to live by others. And they are no wiser, for in turn they went through same process. So here is some answer to the first part – life is an ongoing flow of generations, in which simple structures of our nature (love, fear, curiosity) dictates the patterns of our choices and defines our behavior.
What does it mean to live then? It is to experience being in a flow – to feel, to breath, to love, to fear, to hate, to struggle, think, ask questions and find answers.
It is seeing good things, as well as bad. It is making decisions and discovering who you are. It is making mistakes, regretting them and learning.
So what make this life, full of so much hustle and so little sense worth living? I don’t know. I cannot point to any single aspect of life that is of greatest value. Perhaps, life is indeed overvalued; perhaps, it’s just a nature’s instinct that guides us.
But what I do know is that how you spend your life should be your choice, and while you may not know what you are made, you have an idea of what you are not. Do not waste time on things that you neither enjoy, nor see any real point doing, do not do things that you think are wrong or harmful, do not extinguish your soul while you are still alive.