hmmm... that's a bit of a toughie just out of the blue like that...
I personally think that things like "to love" and "to be happy" are missing the point of the question. That might be things that are worthwhile doing while you're here, but it would be a shame to come all this way just for that... you could have done THAT back in the womb...
things like "to try hard in the face of adversity" or "to constantly push myself" are just self-denial wrapped up as hype. You should do those things anyway... those things are just tools you can use on your way to fulfilling your purpose. You're a long time dead - are you sure that Struggle is a end in and of itself?
Ok. So. I'm a human. What do humans do? What value will my existence add to the great mineral nothingness of the universe? What makes a human different to a rock?
I think my purpose is: to understand. I think that I'm here to take a look around and be a witness to reality. You've heard of Cogito Ergo Sum? Well I think it's the wrong way around, it should be "I think therefore it is."
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