Have you ever wondered what the exact reason for your existence is? Just why on Earth were we born? What purpose do we serve on this planet? Why do we exist? Why were we included in the ”Great Circle of Life?” What good will having measly, tiny creatures like us do to this vast, constantly expanding, and never-ending universe?
The question of existence is something humans have been pondering upon since the beginning of time. Ever since Adam and Eve were born, the purpose of existing has been a constant mind wrecker. Those two alone caused the Earth to populate, resulting in what we call the world.
But wait. If this perplexity has been given attention since the existence of humans, does that not mean it should have been answered by now? Unfortunately, no scientific research, no mathematical equation, no chemical formation, and no historical tracing have given a proper answer to the question, “Why do we exist?” Of course, science answers how we came into existence and how long we may exist, but they do not specify the reason for our existence.
This article, my friends, is supposed to answer that question for you to some extent, if not completely.
When did we start existing?
Before going to the why question, let us answer the when.
The universe began to form almost 13.8 billion years ago through a process scientists call, “The Big Bang Theory.” In our science books of grades 4 till 8, we have been taught that the universe took almost 56,000 years to cool down after the big bang. Several years after that, the age of humans began with Adam and Eve. Starting with only these two, the Earth has about 8 billion people living on it, as of 2022.
Now that you know how old we technically are, let us move on to why we exist.
Do we need a reason to exist?
Yes, we have been curious to find out why we exist. But why wreck our brains on this unanswerable question? More like, when is it that you feel the need to question your existence?
First of all, it is human nature to be curious about everything. We even think about things that do not concern us, and this is something that basically is Us.
Secondly, human brains come across this perplexity when they are either demotivated to live or have a dire passion to serve the community by knowing what they exist to do.
Why do we exist?
I want you to answer that question for yourself, but you may find it for one of these reasons:
A religious aspect
The question of why usually falls under a religious roof, which is then placed inside a scientific laboratory.
If we talk religiously, humans as well as all other living organisms (including spirits) are representatives of the one God. The Creator created us and all others to confirm his presence as we have all heard, “every creation points towards a creator”
And as humans are considered the highest form of creation, the creator is considered the Best Creator. A lot of religions believe that humans were born to worship and serve God, and while that is true, humans were created for other purposes as well.
The universe was made for us to exist
Linking this to the religious aspect, God had it all planned before allowing our existence in this world. The skies were made for us to fly in, the grounds were made for us to walk on, the water was made for us to drink and bathe in, the sun was made for us to live with and the moon was made for us to gaze at, the trees were made for us to breathe, and the fields were made for us to eat.
In short, the world was made for us to live in, which made it bound for us to exist.
We exist for the ones we love and the ones who love us
Do you have that special someone you look forward to seeing every day for the rest of your life? Why do you have parents you just want to stay beside until the day either of you is no more? Do you have children you want to watch grow and succeed in every stage of life?
If you do, then you live for them. You exist for them, you breathe for them, and sometimes, you die for them.
If you do not have someone you love enough to live for, you may have someone who lives for you. Those small acts of kindness you showed made way to a cancer patient’s heart, the gentle smiles you pass to the janitor every day at work, the little child you saved from a car crash the other day. They all may be motivated to live their life just because you exist.
Everyone wants to be known
Another reason for our existence is that we want to exist. We want to live every day of our life, feel every emotion, and most of all, be known to the world. Yes we want the world to know we exist and we do that by achieving our goals. We shout out to the world, “Yes! I did it! And I did it because I am here today! I lived years for this day and this is why I exist!”
Never question your existence
Seems like a dumb thing to say after writing such a long article on the exact opposite, right?
What I mean is, never question your existence in this universe. The universe is not for you to compare yourself with, and neither is another person. You have your own purpose for existing, which is solely for you to fulfill. That may be to become a doctor to heal the cure, become a scientist to invent a way to an easier lifestyle, become a teacher to flourish the young minds, or simply become a housewife to look after your growing children and husband.
But remember, you have a reason to exist, and never let anyone tell you otherwise.