What’s the purpose of living?

Quora recently posed a question: If we all end up dying, what’s the purpose of living? Here’s the top answer, picked by more than 3,500 users. The winning answer is from James Adams, who describes himself as a biology student, tutor, and transhumanist.

If we all end up dying, what’s the purpose of living? 

Indulge me the privilege of rephrasing the question.

“If you’re going to run out of cake to eat, what’s the purpose of eating cake?”

The purpose is to enjoy it. Having been served the above cake (or a flavor more to your liking, as you please), would you rebuff, “No thank you. There’s not enough of this cake to eat forever, so there’s no purpose to eating it.” Of course not! Scarcity doesn’t make it any less pleasurable.

Doesn’t that cake look delicious? So it is with life.

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