Many folks argue that there is a set, concrete meaning in the universe, and live by this, either through religion, or philosophy. Others argue that there is no meaning at all
But in reality, perhaps there is meaning in this world because we give it meaning
. This universe has been around a lot longer than we have, and will continue to exist long after we are dead and gone. But that's what makes the universe wonderful. It is the only universe we've got, and it doesn't begin and end with our deaths. Even after you are gone, people will continue to experience reality.
Even if there might not be an ultimate truth in the universe, our beliefs and ideas are still important because we draw strength from our ideas. Regardless of which religion is right (if any religion is right), religion is important to people because it gives them hope, and something to fall back on when things get hard.
Even if you are an atheist, life is still precious because our existence would be a miracle, due to the odds of life being small. So don't take life for granted, as you're lucky to even exist. And although we are not finite, and our actions are not gonna last forever, they do have a legacy, and our actions have an affect on other peoples actions, so no action is truly pointless. For instance, if you have a child, that child could
grow up and have more children, or if you win the lotto, a guy who bet all his money on the lotto is gonna be broke.
Humans are not perfect
, and we have done some pretty stupid and horrific things throughout history, but we are not evil. As for those nihilists out there who believe that Humans Are Bastards
, thinking they are evil goes against that philosophy, because there has to be good in order for there to be evil and vise versa, and nihilists believe that there are no true moral values.
Humans are not necessarily good either, but humans aren't the physical embodiment of good and evil; we just do good things or bad things, or sometimes we do bad things for good ends or good things with selfish motivations, or amoral things, and it's all very complicated. And moral values often vary between individuals. But our decisions do matter because, for better or worse, they will have an affect on others.