I am aware this question has been asked quite often here; I wanted to customize the question to a certain context.
other questions are also debated when this question is asked:
- Do we actually exist or not?
- Do we have free will in what we think and behave?
- Why do we (humans particularly) all die? Do we still exist after we die?
Most believers (without specifying a certain religion) have the idea that an "uncaused cause"(God)"that can not be seen or described by physical measures" created the universe and us humans. God allowed humans free-will. Life is a finite period where believers follow the guidance of God on its(life's) road. There two possible afterlife eternal outcomes: a good outcome: Heavens... or a bad one: Hell...
For non-believers, it does not seem clear, the finding of the purpose of life. Is the purpose personal? to live life any way possible and then die? (full stop)? or to live in a way that makes us feel good (eating,seeking luxurious life, helping others, earning people's approval, gathering resources, fighting evil, doing drugs) and in some cases by harming others.
Many(most) people inherit (not genetically) their beliefs from their parents and their surrounding environment(society). Some people live their whole lives without major changes in their beliefs while a minority of people drastically change theirs. I believe that this is a question that any human (since beginning of humanity) is supposed to have answered to himself/herself. (so the answer would be irrelevant to the era one lives in).
I would like to understand what logically is a human with a free mind and average intelligence supposed to do his/her life.
Objectively written answers are much appreciated.
Edit: I was supposed to clarify this earlier: I meant objectively written as in "not illogically offensive to a certain group of people" which tends to happen often in debates between believers and non-believers.