Most people can’t answer these questions with any degree of certainty - which is really a problem. How can a question that basic to your day-to-day existence be neglected? Answer: We’re just too distracted to care. It’s on the deathbed that many panic at the sharp reality of this unexplored mystery. We graze like cattle on pleasure, work, ambition, until years pass by, the purpose of it all being still just as mysterious.
It haunts others. By God’s grace, it has haunted me since college. I was on the way to getting my degree, a job, a spouse, and a reputation. But for what? What ultimate reason was there for my ambition? As Socrates says, “The unexamined life is not worth living.” Let’s examine.