I want to start a discussion about life and its meaning here; what you think its meaning is and what this is all about.
The world has had a lot going on in it as of late and life really has its ups and downs. Things don't always make sense. I'm sure we all have our beliefs and thoughts about what the journey is about. It's probably much different depending on if you're religious and depending upon your religion.
I recall one time back in the fifth grade, I had my teacher tell us that the meaning of life is to procreate, and to be more successful in life than your parents were. That is probably the first time I heard of life having some set goal for all of us, and admittedly 10-year-old me felt a little upset because at the time (and for many years afterwards) I had no intention of ever being a father. Of course I realize not all of us are meant to be parents, and not all of us can ever outdo our parents, though we can strive to do some things better than they did. It still seems kind of like a decent rule of thumb to live by, all these years later.
You gradually become someone else over the years, you're not the same person who was born into this world I'd imagine. I think it could be kind of sad if you don't grow and change, and aren't impacted by this world in some way. Then again, if your life is already great, maybe it's a good thing if you didn't lose your innocence.
My thinking lately is that we are all here because we have things about ourselves that we need to improve, and it takes a lifetime to do that. It's really hard to say what the right and wrong way of anything is, or was intended to be. But we are intelligent, sentient creatures, so I guess we can take a pretty educated stab at it.
There are countless theories about life and the afterlife, but we don't always get the chance to express our own thoughts in this world. I'm interested in seeing what you all think.
TL;DR: I think we're here to improve ourselves in some way. What do you think the purpose of life is?