I think this question has been asked over the ages but what the hell.
My viewpoint on this is that there is no overall meaning to life. I'm talking about how the universe doesn't care
that we care. Feelings are a biological system that only makes us want to care for the sake of evolution.
Since our bodies make us feel, we must think that there is a purpose to our lives (giving our lives meaning by attaching value to actions and memories).
The issue with that is, everyone is constantly pursuing goals to create a sense of happiness.
But doesn't that just mean we are always trying to blind ourselves from the truth that there is no point?
We pursue happiness so that we don't feel like there is no meaning.
Basically, we are always getting high (in some form) to keep ourselves from looking at the facts. Obviously, if you are religious....you will think there's a plan for everything.
That won't give me any explanation, so you can keep that line of thinking to yourself (no offense).
What I'm looking for is a perspective that will give me insight.
If you're happy, you don't feel the need to think about this sort of thing because you feel as though it doesn't matter.
But when you're feeling down or just speculating "what's the point?", you start to look at the bigger picture and you begin to attach value to every aspect of your life (even though that value is subjective). And in the end, that isn't a universal value
that other people can relate to.
I believe some people will say:
You give your life meaning = the search for happiness is the point = happiness is not the end goal but the journey is
The issue with that is.... all that says is that you want to feel good. If you feel good, you believe your life has value/meaning. Doesn't that just mean that everyone wants to get high (naturally or unnaturally)?
It seems to be a continuous cycle of getting high without receiving physical/mental damage from those actions.
Is that all life is about??? Getting high and attaching a vague value to every action?
Or do you think there is some other point that I have missed?
If you have any thoughts, I would like to hear them...