True. Deep answer & thoughts, I like it. I get caught up in the material things as well, & you know what, they don't mean a thing. Because all these material items will still be on this planet when we are all 6 feet under, even these mint Jems that we play. It is hard to get out of the material cycle. Moreover it is okay to be somewhat material, as long as everything is in perspective. I like material items but I am deep as well & love & family is more important. I can go on forever about this stuff, & would love too, I love these type of thoughts.I think about this just about everyday, and as you Wizard, I do not get much satisfaction out of life. Did you know that the concept of happiness is a modern day social pressure? Only in the last hundred years has this surfaced into civilization. I also help peolple too, even others that have a much more balanced life than myself. Most people do not entertain the idea of purpose, but rather distract themselves their whole life. Especially in Western culture we base most of are identity on material things and success is a narrow band. Its unfortunate more people do not think about things bigger than themselves. I think a huge problem we face today is a culture without any Wisdom. One thing that I have come to learn over the last 2 years, is that we often try to want to shape the world to fit our needs and this can really make you hate life when you are going through hard times. Its all a crap shoot for the most part and chance plays a big role in your life aswell. Presently, I am focusing my energy more towards music, cooking, exercising, and reading. Theres so many different ways to understand this world, I would suggest that you start reading many different books that deal with such things. I do not believe there is a simple answer for the question you proposed. Everyones idea of meaning and purpose will be something different.