Purpose Of Life Analysis
What is the purpose of life? This is the age-old question that all of humanity asks themselves at least once in their lifetime. Are we simply born to attain fame, assets, wisdom, love, or piety? Everyone seems to have some sort of an answer; nonetheless, the answer heavily depends on his or her reality of death. Thus, are we merely born to accomplish all that we cab before we eventually die? On the other hand, is there a great plan to achieve or a goal we are created to strive for? The Biblical Book of Ecclesiastes questions the purpose of life. This paper will examine both Ecclesiastes and Peter Kreeft’s analysis of Ecclesiastes. I will also provide my personal reflections with respect to both texts. Thus, is the concept of death and purpose of life mutually exclusive or are they simply complementary to one another?
Martin Luther King. Jr. said, “If a man has not discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live.” Thus, are we born to die for a cause greater than our life itself? If one does not have a cause to live for, does he or she really have a cause to die for; this is simply the concept of purpose. Life without purpose is not worth …show more content…
However, the answer depends on one’s view on death. Therefore, the concept of death and the purpose of life are complementary to one another. Personally, I live by the following quote of Ali ibn Abi Talib, “Do for this life as if you live forever, do for the afterlife as if you die tomorrow.” Thus, the ultimate goal is to live life, but not to let it blind you from the real goal. Therefore, there is a goal we are created to strive for and personally, for me it is to please the creator, so that I can obtain a passing grade in the test of life. I believe that I was born to attain piety. Nonetheless, everyone has a goal that he or she strive for in life, some just find it before they die while others die