Originally Posted by brewmenn
The first answer would be “because I can.” Whether by Gods design or evolutions result, I find myself to be a reasonably intelligent member of one of the worlds most advanced societies of one of the planets most advanced species. I have the ability to contemplate the reason for my existence, so why wouldn’t I.
As to why not try to figure out some of societies larger issues, you could ask anyone that question. Some people spend their time contemplating who will win American Idle, or who will win the basketball tournament, or just mindlessly watching some TV program or sporting event. Why do those things rather than trying to solve society’s larger issues? Just because I choose to spend my free time reading books about philosophy and contemplating my existence rather than mindlessly watching TV for hours a day doesn’t mean that I should have any less right to spend my free time as I choose.
I support your right to choose how you spend your time. Like I said, I dont necessarily believe that we shouldn't question our origins etc, This is more of an idealistic statement based on the need of an Idea/ thought more than the personal quest. Sort of a consequentialist view on thought alone. What would accomplish the greatest good?