The Only Point To Life Is Life Itself

Lukas Schwekendiek
4 min readAug 2, 2022
Photo by Erik Kossakowski on Unsplash

Everything about life is to create more life.

Our whole psychology is designed to have us stay alive and to have as safe and comfortable of an existence as possible.

Basically: Once you are alive and can stay alive, you’ve met the purpose of life.

Biologically speaking, that’s it. That’s all that matters. All that matters to life is to live.

Life does not have a given purpose beyond that.

The problem is that that’s not enough for most of us.

As human beings we are the only living things that can question their own existence.

Every other living being simply lives.

They follow their instincts and just do what they need to to stay alive.

We, however, do so with a burning question mark at the back of our mind.

Is this truly all there is to life?

Is there nothing more?

Why am I alive?

Personally, I believe that we try to find meaning to make ourselves feel better and more special, even when there is no purpose that was given to us, for living alone is not enough to satiate our mind.

In the end, we are just a lump of cells, just like any other living being, and those cells try to keep us alive because that is what life does.

Everything else is our own sense of grandeur.

That being said, however, many still feel completely empty with that explanation.

Without a purpose, without meaning, what is the point to living? Are we truly here to just live and reproduce?

In my time as a coach I’ve been asked that question by a lot of people from all over the world and in all walks of life.

And, while I would love to give everyone an answer, while I would love to have a button that I could just push to fill them with meaning, it is not that simple.

Without an inherent meaning to life people have to take their own responsibility to find a purpose to their life.

You could say that without any guidance we are at the same time completely lost and nothing matters, but at the same…

Lukas Schwekendiek

Life Coach, Speaker, Writer. Published on TIME, Inc & Huffington Post.