The meaning of life is
just to be alive.

What do you desire? What makes you itch? What sort of a situation would you like?

When we finally got down to something, which the individual says he really wants to do, I will say to him ‘You do that. And forget the money’, because, if you say that getting the money is the most important thing, you will spend your life completely wasting your time. You’ll be doing things you don’t like doing in order to go on living, that is to go on doing things you don’t like doing, which is stupid.

Better to have a short life that is full of what you like doing than a long life spent in a miserable way.

And so, therefore, it’s so important to consider this question: ‘What do I desire?’.

Alan Watts