Why Are We Here?
It may be a fluke, an unintended consequence of emotional machinery that contributes to our survival in perfectly mundane ways. Or perhaps it’s an optimum that we have evolved to, or are evolving to. Or maybe we were designed to experience joy.
But whichever of these is true, if any, the experience of joy can fill an obstinate gap in our understanding of things.
Whether or not an answer is available (or the question even means anything), we are prone to ask, “Why are we here?”
“To experience joy” is not a bad answer. Not bad at all.