Purpose of life

Dr. Hugh Moorhead of America’s Northeastern University once wrote to two hundred and fifty well-known philosophers, scientists, writers and intellectuals and asked for their comments on what is the purpose of life. Some of them offered their best guesses and others simply said they had no idea. There were even some who wrote back and said that if he knew the answer, would he please let them know. Carl Jung, one of the fathers of modern psychology, once said: ‘I don’t know the meaning and purpose of life, but it looks as if something were meant by it.’ However, I still think that Saint Augustine got it right when he said: ‘Man’s heart strives after unending eternal happiness. Thou hast created us, Lord, for thyself, and our heart is restless until it rests in Thee.’

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