Saturday, 28 June 2014

What is the purpose of life? Have we ever wondered?

We humans pass through the different phases of life and in due time learn new lessons and face new challenges. It all starts in the womb where we start our life. After our body develops we take birth as a infant and then our learning begins.It is said that the period between infancy and childhood ( 1 month to 4 years) is the time when our pick up and learning skills are at the peak. Then comes the most fun part of our lives, that is childhood. During childhood we make and play with friends, ask questions and develop interests and hobbies. We observe the elders and learn from them. The next and the most complicated phase is the teenage. It is the period when we are neither adults nor kids. We are too young to make important decisions and too old to behave childish. In this phase we learn how to live and behave, build up relationships and our personality takes the final shape and we decide what we want to do in life. After teenage we become young adults who decide their priorities, decide what profession to take and overall how to continue with our lives. As adults we want to settle down, have a family, have a good career and a comfortable life. Striving for our goals we make mistakes, learn lessons of life and struggle for a perfect life. When we become middle aged we plan for old-age, we make plans on how to spend time and enjoy our lives. After we reach our last phase that is old-age, we live our last moments and wait for death.
We all live through these phases and we all die too. So the question arises, what is the purpose of this life? Everyone is born and everyone dies. Between birth and death we build up relationships and continuously strive to make our lives better. If this is so then how does it matter whether we take birth or die. Every second, thousands are born and thousands die so what is the purpose of life? We humans do not know how life enters the body and how it leaves it. All we know that we are mortal and will die one day. But have we tried to find the purpose of our life? Have we ever wondered about it?
Now lets analyse our achievements as mankind. We developed from apes to humans, we discovered and invented several things and we went on to find the answers to all mysteries. Several great personalities contributed to make the life of mankind better and brought a change in this world. Even after their death it is their deeds that we still remember. We can say that the purpose of their lives was to make the life of mankind better. The took birth, they contributed to mankind, they lived and they died.
Can we now say that our purpose of life can be found out by knowing in what way we could contribute to mankind? Can we say that between birth and death there is a life to be lived with a purpose? Lets think about it....