As humans, one of the toughest things to grapple with is why we are here and how we make the most of our time. If you boil it down to the basics, we have to accept the fact that we are part of something larger than ourselves, and learn how to serve the community as well as hang onto our sanity.
For many, this is through charity work, their job, meditation, their relationships with others, or something else. The fact is, we all have this duality, where we are ourselves, but we are also part of humanity. So how do we achieve the goal of inner peace, while also knowing that we live in a hectic world?
Is that there is no answer. There is no way that we can know for sure why we are here and what we should do during our short time on this earth. What we can do is paint a picture that allows us to understand that there are some things we can change, and others that we cannot.
By understanding that everyone is going through the same struggle, we can begin to better understand ourselves. We must realize that the bigger picture is what matters, humanity if you will. And that we are all playing our role as best we can. Once we can let go of our individual self and embrace humanity, we become closer to understanding just why we are here.