Asking, вЂIf there is no God, what is the purpose of life?вЂ™ is like asking, вЂIf there is no master, whose slave will I be?вЂ™ If your purpose of life is to submit as a slave, then your meaning comes from flattering the ego of a person whom you should detest.
Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
We begin to ask questions, such as: “What is the purpose of life? What is my true nature? What is the source and origin of this entire creation?” When questions of this kind arise in a person’s mind, his or her quest for knowledge begins.
Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.
I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
If you do not believe in a personal God, the question: ‘What is the purpose of life?’ is unaskable and unanswerable.
You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.
Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
The purpose of life is not to be happy, the purpose of life is to matter.
What is the essence of life? To serve others and to do good.