Why Am I Here?

Ever wonder why you’re here?  I don’t mean directly here in front of this computer monitor.   Rather what’s your purpose for being on this planet, instead of, I suppose, inside the Jupiter or some sort of other odd place to be seeking a purpose.  Did you know that we ALL have a purpose?  ‘Tis quite true.  Otherwise, why would we have been born?

Follow my reasoning, if you will:

  • First, we are conceived in some form or fashion.
  •  After a bit of growing and squirming, we are born through a fairly messy and slicky process.
  •  Then, there are the years where we spend our time eating, drinking, pooping, and crying.
  • At some point, we become mobile and we’re off to see the world, fall down steps, chase the dog, paint the cat, flush Dad’s car keys, and other such fun.
  • Eventually, we reach a point in life where we begin to learn that there are some things we seem to have an affinity for, along with many other things where we truly just suck.
  • Then, the moody teenage years jump on us like an atomic bomb of hormones, where we laugh one moment, crying another, scream another, become aroused another, and incredibly sad another, and the cycle runs on a loop.
  • It is in the midst of all this turmoil that we begin ask and ponder why we are here.  What should we do with our lives?  Should we get the home, 2.65 children, the humongous SUV, and live the suburban dream of routine?  Should we travel and see all we can possibly see, as long as someone else is footing the bills, and experience life in other cultures (because, after all, our own culture is rather dull and boring)?

Our purpose is really quite simple: Breathe In, Breathe Out, Take In Food, Expel Waste, lather, rinse, repeat.  Everything else are just options we can choose to add.

Confucius is credited with saying: “Life Is Simple, It Is We Who Complicate It.”


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