Why do we live?
Why do you ask it? Is there something missing? What is it about YOUR
life that prompts you to ask such a question? Ahh, now I am getting personal huh? Most don't want to discuss all that has occurred in their life or what they have experienced for fear of another thinking them less.
Most don't have an opportunity to offer what they can and it is in that offering, what life is all about. Each and everyone offering something that gives them an understanding of why they are here. Without that then the reasonable question is what is my use. Damn! Surely, I am not a nothing! I am good for something!
Why do we decide to continue, to strive, to accomplish, and to fail.
Sadly, some don't! If we, in what we have to offer, NOT LEND, NOT TO WANT IT BACK
, what we have so others will realize they have something to offer, that gives meaning to us. It's that simple. Why do we fear that? Because if we offer too much we reveal much of ourselves and others using that against us. So we keep it to ourselves and use that to defend ourselves from others who would do such a thing. Most would not, but it IS those others that concerns us most and subsequently all lose in that selfishness.
GM, that is what life is about and reaching that paradigm that will give a sense of meaning to all; and we are far from that. As I have offered many times, our existence thus far has be an orientation and an indoctrination to what life is meant to be. We cannot know a heaven until we first experience what the opposite of that and what we, collectively agree heaven is NOT. Some call that hell; it doesn't matter what you call it, we innately know what we have existed for, so far, is not heaven and it is our purpose in life to create that heaven, and we never will. Not in it's entirety.
It's the journey to that, is what is important. Once it is understood all who are here are on that same journey will we offer what we can, without fear of losing anything, to others knowing in it all, we will derive benefit from that without ever asking for anything. All for one and one for all. Most, at present, are just to selfish to consider such a thing. Why, because we are impatient, that's why. We want it all before our end comes when there is no end. So we create a paradox that is not a paradox.
Hence................what's the use. How we think is very important and when we think of others before self we will answer those questions for they
will answer them for us
. And they is all but the "I" and when we all do that, the I becomes extinct and we give it no concern.
What is the point when thousands, maybe even hundreds of years from now, noone will be around to remember our (your mean "your") accomplishments and failures, short of geographical failures.
Sorry GM for offering more to your quote. You use "we"
so you will not feel alone in your offering. Don't be offended for I have done that too because "I" is a part of that all and no "one" wants to be held responsible for they (the "I" that is them) do not want to assume any responsibility for any wrong they have committed in the hindrance of that journey. So they "excuse" themselves and speak from a lonely platform but use we
so they will not have to admit to it themselves.
Life, for us, the human being, is simple, we just make it difficult. It's like a puzzle of many pieces and no one knows what the final picture will be. Not even God himself, though we think He does and that causes much confusion. We as one with that God will create that picture and it will never be finished as putting the pieces together is what life is about when all are allowed to offer the piece that they are and represent.
We are a dynamic lot, you and I, and we need to do something in it all for those who are left out, they become bored and do cause a whole hell of a lot of trouble. Most don't though and shrivel up and die. Not in the, like dead sense, but in the sense of dead weight the others of us have to carry as we are responsible for killing any life others could have had if we only offered what we could so they to could live and be a part. See List.
So to answer the question asked in the thread, no "one" can. It will take a group effort and unless we understand that and in all we do, strive to accomplish that, life will never have meaning and that is what hell is all about. It is just a matter of endurance.
But even then, those will have no meaning and are finite. Why do we try?
And last, to think us finite, is the root of the problem. As far as the future, you will be there and you will remember all the good that was you in all your existence as you realize you were and are now and will always be. You not believing that is why you think as you do now. Once you do you will become to realize how so very important others are in your life and what it is. For without them, life is a very lonely place to be.