This a train of thought a had once about the meaning of life and thought it would be nice to share.
If you look at the universe and all its life, there probably is a higher meaning to all of it. And if there is a higher meaning it most likely can not be described or understood by the capacity of our human brain.
If you zoom in on human beings, there is no higher meaning for us being here. We’re just as (un)important as a squirrel or a bumblebee. We’re just one of the living creatures on this earth.
If you zoom in even further you arrive at our consciousness. Because we are aware that we’re living and have the possibility to think about complex matter, we have the ability to give life a meaning. This meaning can be described as a purpose or as a Why to live for. Learn more about finding your Why or the why of a collective
Layer 1: the soul
Layer 2: the body
Layer 3: the mind
"He who has a why to live for, can bear almost any how."
– Friedrich Nietzsche