Have you ever asked yourself a “what if” question? Such as, “What if this would have happened?” or “What if that would have never happened?”.
I think it’s safe to say that we humans like to think about the unknown. We like to predict and imagine how things work. It’s more than a psychological need, it’s a desire for everyone to know what can be known. Knowledge is the most powerful tool mankind is gifted with, other than time. We seek answer after answer, to fulfill our desire that brings the feeling of pleasure.
In order to first engage in these feelings, the basis of a “purpose” is needed. Meaning that “purpose” resolves the “what if” questions. Not answering it directly, but setting a meaning and value behind all that exist. We can’t always answer these questions, some are unexplained. The same goes along for the “purpose” part, its unknown to us at times, why somethings occur when they do. Apart from science and math, the phenomena of life can be very questioning. We are given things to us for a purpose, even if it may not occur to us what it’s meant for. The role that we as humans have is to fulfill what ever we desire, which connects back to our purpose.
Life is ultimately what you make of it, destined by the choices you make from it. Even though it may feel random and not work out like you visioned it, there is always a final outcome. There, is where the foundation of “purpose” lies.
Rather than ask “what if”, learn to ask “why not?”. Life will reward you, if you seek an answer from it.