1) Life has evolved on this planet because the conditions just happento be suitable. It did not require a 'design plan'. Pure chance. We justhappened to have evolved into what we are today by chance, natural selection,mutation, survival of the fittest etc. etc. and just plain luck that wewere not destroyed by some calamity along the way. I do not consider thatevents were designed in such a way that our development was a necessaryoutcome, I think it just happened and equally may not have. As our existenceappears to me to be the result of a chance sequence of events the idea thatwe are are here for a reason would be, as Spock would put it, illogical.
If we apply logic to the question, then if we are here for a reason,we have to conclude that our existence must be necessary, otherwise we wouldn'tbe here. That being the case our existence alone should satisfy the 'need'to be here because we do not ourselves know what that reason is or whatit is that we are required to do. It would follow that if our existencecomes to an end, then we have 'done our duty', whatever it was. In otherwords, whatever we do, or don't do, however long or brief our lives, itwas all part of the 'plan'. It seems to me then that no matter what we do,how we live our lives, it was meant to be, that was the 'plan', providingof course that you believe in a 'plan' in the first place.
When things get too serious, when fear takes over or when anxiety threatens to overwhelm you touch base with your purpose. You are here for a reason.
Following on from the belief of our own self importance it is, I suggest,only a natural step to assume that we are here for a reason, to serve somepurpose, even though we may not know what it may be. I am not talking hereof family commitment or of our duty to others, but a grander purpose inthe 'great scheme of things'. But is it true? Is there really a need forus to be here? Do we have a purpose within this vast universe?
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Other versions:Ashes Remain - Here For A Reason