This question is similar to what is the meaning of life which we don't have a concrete answer for. I don't believe that we need any reason to live. The only reason that we should have for living is to want to continue to live.
I also believe that living should in a sense be a good reason to strive for success and achievement. I don't see the point in living if your not going to enjoy and try your best to achieve success and happiness.
Hello Masquerade. Should life involve strife? Is striving necessary? Could it not be a lot simpler? Success is kind of spoiling, isn't it? I find it necessary, to appreciate the true meaning of a word, to research it's antonyms. What is it that causes one to be "unsuccessful"? No worth? Who is it among us who can say what an individuals worth is? Do you think more is what successful is? How much more do you need if that is indeed what you think? Can we be happier if we desire less? I think most assuredly so.
Eating good food, drinking good wine, exercising, having sex, philosophizing, reading good text, playing video games, and getting massages.
Hi Z. Having sex? I hope one of these days we will truly understand what life is so we don't have to do that so much. Ha! Making love and creating life I think are much more appropriate terms. Having sex just to have sex results in so many problems.
What about social interaction? ;-) I hope the video games didn't replace that.
You know Minimal I think that is exactly what they are going. Does that mean we are becoming more anti-social? I think absolutely. The young have to do something to utilize those so beautiful minds they have. What we academically force on them bores them to death in so many cases. Ha! No one really listens to them and do we ever need to do that? We don't give them the attention they need to the point they ignore us adults. We don't make sense to them anyway. Once we understand that life is eternal then we will know who our young actually are.
A child looks to us as if to say "Please be gentle and care for me; and I promise to do the same for you"! Life goes on. And on. And on. Even if you do not believe in our eternal nature, it's still seems like the right thing to do. If you don't consider a child in this way, what does that say of you? Why did you create that life in the first place. For selfish reasons to just "get off"? When one offers a little thought to that it explains a lot about this reality we have today.
Granted I understand our desire to procreate. It is universal. But is meant to be a "recreational activity"? So many children are treated like unwanted souvenirs to be dealt with.
To answer the OP and what is the "Reason for Life? Perhaps it is so God can have life too. What kind of life do you think he would want? Chaos/misery/strife or freedom/happiness/joy? Just a thought. We are just returning the gift. It just takes a little while for us to understand that and what Grace is all about. Sounds good to me.