This is a question I’m sure we’ve all asked at some point in our lives. Although we will probably never know the exact answer, I have come to believe that I at least know, or kind of know, what we are here to do. To live, grow, learn, suffer and then TRANSCEND. To get to the point of realizing that we are all, in our true selves behind the conditioned mind and ego, peaceful, loving beings here to rise above the ego. To rise above the pointless mundane day to day tasks and unfulfilling material things and look within to where the real fulfillment is. To act in love instead of ego. To treat all humans and living things with love and respect because we are of the same consciousness, and on the same planet that is also of this consciousness- living as we are. We are the same consciousness in different forms and sharing, not competing. Competition is the position of the ego. Winning is an illusion. Power is an illusion. Money is an illusion. Society itself is an illusion. Everything rooted in ego is temporary and meaningless. Transcending it all is the only way to peace, and peace within is the only way to peace throughout the world. WE don’t hate, our EGOS hate.
The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot.
― Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space