What is the purpose of life? Why are we here?

What is the purpose of life? Why are we here?

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” — Eleanor Roosevelt.

Did this question ever cross your mind? I am sure at least once in your life you must have taken a pause for just minutes and asked yourself “Why am I here? What is the purpose of my life?”

Was there an answer that came up from within your mind, heart or soul? If yes did it feel right? There are millions of questions regarding our purpose of life and no one but the person living that particular life can come up with the right answer.

I love movies as much as I love books and some movies just like some books get a special place in my heart as they teach me something that I was desperate to learn. “Hugo” is one of those special movies and one scene in it has made an imprint in my mind. It beautifully tells us about our purpose and our importance in world.

If you have seen “Hugo” you can easily guess the scene but for those who are yet to see this amazing movie I am happy to paste the clip here.

In the most simple words Hugo explains how everything even non living machines have a purpose and a person who has lost his/her purpose is broken. He also tells that the whole world is a big machine and as machine never comes with extra parts, we fit perfectly in the world that means we are here for a reason.

Now when we know that we are here for a reason then doesn’t it become our top most priority to find out our purpose of life?

Here is a solution to find out the purpose of your life (but this will require a lot of time and patience):

Write on a sheet of paper or in a word document a list of things that come to your mind when you ask yourself “What is my purpose?” Keep writing till you find an answer that you strongly feel about and cannot think of anything else as your purpose after that answer.

The stronger you feel about something the higher the chance that is your purpose or your role in this big divine machine we call the world.

“Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” — Aristotle

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14 comments on “What is the purpose of life? Why are we here?

  1. yamini Post author

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  3. yamini Post author

    Thank you for your Comment Arlee. It is a deep question for sure. I agree with what you are saying here about it all depends on the indiviual and I also have a strong believe that our purpose extend beyond the world we see and utimately it is all about connecting with the creator.
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  4. Leslie Trawler

    That’s why the sole purpose I set for myself is to have a life well-lived.
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  5. Arlee Bird

    The all time all deep question! I guess the answer might vary according to who the question is directed to, where they are, what they do, and who is affected by their answer. We all have varying purposes on this Earth, but I believe there is a purpose that extends beyond this world and rests in our understanding of and relationship with our Creator.

    Good questions.
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  6. yamini Post author

    Thank you for your comment Sabyasachi. I understand and agree with your take on going through our precious time without any aim or goal is completely vein. Lots of us don’t even explore our talents and I think that is just sad. I do believe people should try to encourage loved ones specially the younger generation to enhance the talents and not waste the days we have as we never know how much are we left with.

  7. yamini Post author

    Thank you for your wishes and comment Sir :). I am glad you like my work. I am honored to get such a cheering comment. This gives my passion all the fuel it requires 🙂

  8. yamini Post author

    Thank you for your comment Indrani 🙂

  9. yamini Post author

    Thank you for such an encouraging comment Sophie :). I am glad you like my articles such nice comments are all I need to keep writing more such posts. I understand how you feel about fast life’s effect on us I went through the same phase for quite a long time. My passion for writing saved me from a lot of stress. Finding your bliss is the way to find your purpose of life. Try out to list what you think your purpose is and once you find it life becomes so simple and beautiful. I wish you great luck. I hope you also find my other articles helpful as well.

  10. Sophie

    Dear Yamini,

    I love to read your articles. It can really make you think.
    We as humans are lost in today’s fast life. I guess you are helping me find myself. Why me only it may be many. Many thanks for it.


  11. Indrani

    Thought provoking post. Nicely guided in the end. Thank you!
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  12. Sanjay Kumar

    Dealing with such a brain storming subject. Only one can do who has a great passion for it. I am compelled to respect you and your work. Wish you very best every moment.
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  13. Sabyasachi Patra

    I completely agree. We are born in this earth with a purpose. Too often we lose it and just meander through life eating and drinking and roaming around in malls and watching TV.
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