Does anyone ever ask that question? I've come to the conclusion that everyone in the world answers that question with their own answer. So what does that mean about the truth? If life only exists for your reason for living, then what's the purpose of life? I'm sure a lot of you ask that question and can come up with numerous answers. But the question still remains. Why does anything exist at all? Why am I the way I am, and what purpose do I serve? It seems there is no answer. Everyone makes their own rules. Whether it be God, or art, or food, or science, sex or some kind of positive feeling they feel. But what does that all mean really? Nothing if you ask me. It's a pessimist versus an optimist. But who's right? There is no reason to live if you have no reason. And that's where I'm stuck. It's where anyone and everyone will be stuck at during a time in their lives. My question is, how do you live knowing that whatever you believe to be truth can be? We're looking at ourselves in the mirror before we go to work, school, or just after we take a shower. We put stuff in our hair, put on makeup, but for what. We're looking at ourselves in a way only we can see. In a way we only think others see us. But others see us so differently. Sure, it's easy to just say "live freely", but what does that really mean? Perhaps you've discovered what it means for yourself, but that's your own personal experience. Everyone's opinions here will be just that. So where can opinion enter real life experience. One's words may be influential to another. But what happens when you know all of that. When you know what's going on around you, but can't live IN it. It's insanity. There is no answer. There is no fact. There are no rules. There is nothing. I want to live like you. But I know too much. I don't know guys. I guess I'm just in a pit. I just don't see any reason for living other than being happy, and being happy is something you believe in. Someone teach me how to be happy, because I'm losing it here.