“(Kurt) Vonnegut quotes his son Mark, and gives an answer to what he believes is the meaning of life:
“We are here to help each other get through this thing, whatever it is.”
Sounds plausible to me. In fact, as a 64 year-old atheist and ER nurse who has seen more than his share of tragedy and needless human suffering, I’d say this is spot-on.
The beauty of it is, you don’t even have to be good at helping others – you get points for just trying.