Originally Posted by Smarky
What does it mean to be a rock? A planet? A star? A wild animal? The wind or a tree? The meaning of each 'thing' lies in what it is, the way it exists. The meaning of a star is just that -- being a star. In this context, the meaning of life is exactly that -- being alive.
This is all very true, however man is a more highly evolved creature with an active intellect who needs to at least contemplate purpose. Unlike grass or fish man has the capability of reasoning
For many, knowing and establishing a purpose helps them determine direction and goals. As I stated earlier there are collective and there are individual purposes. Who would argue that we are here to learn, evolve and help each other?